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AVL Homepage

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.


South Alabama SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. Whether you are thinking of starting your small business or you are already in business, we can help.

Career Alabama

Career & Job Search Assistance and Academic Tutoring is available from 10am-10pm, as well as 24/7 self-study resources.

Click HERE for instructions to get started.  Click the link in the heading above to go directly to Career Alabama.


Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include:
  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

Driving Tests

What’s included?

  • 14 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 questions

A searchable data base of over 1,500 trade schools and career training programs located all across the United States! With the resources provided on this site, you’ll be able to locate courses in your area that can help you prepare for a new career, or provide you with the credentials needed to advance quicker in your current one.


From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Homework Alabama

Offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Learning Express Library

Helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.


Your destination for digital literacy resources and collaboration.


Your job search starts here! Neuvoo aggregates all jobs from employers’ career pages so candidates can find all jobs available in their preferred regions for free. Search by jobs, employers, salaries and so much more!

Universal Class – RBdigital

Learn something NEW today! RBdigital provides access to over 500 continuing education credited courses covering 30 subject areas!  All courses are free and available here with your library card!

RBdigital(formerly OneClick Digital)

Downloadable classic audiobooks.


Also known as Camellia Net, is a free service offered by your library that lets you borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more from their digital collections.

Health Infonet

This Health InfoNet of Alabama web site is one of the resources available for Alabama residents as part of this service. Use it to look for quality-filtered online sources of health information or local health services around the state.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.


Blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible.

Alabama Department of Archives & History

The ADAH Digital Collections consist of digitized photographs, documents, audio, and video material drawn from the vast holdings of the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History. Our goal is to add more to the Digital Collections each month.

Alabama Mosaic

Alabama Mosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.

Genealogical and historical resources including census records. Available in the library.

Fairhope Single Tax Corporation : Online Collections

The archived documents of the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation tell the story of the founding of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony in 1894 on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay and the development of the community.

FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. FamilySearch gathers, preserves, and shares genealogical records worldwide. It offers free access to its resources and service online at

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online is a source for finding out more about your family’s history, the history of a local region, and genealogy research. It provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman’s Bank depositor records.

Click HERE if you are outside of the library. Click HERE if you are inside the library. Library Edition: Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s

click HERE if you are accessing from home

click HERE if you are accessing inside the library

For more Genealogy Resources, click here!

Homework Alabama

Offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7. The services can be accessed from an Alabama public library, from your home computer or from your mobile device.

Mango Languages

Language learning with beauty and brains. Online language instruction for more than 60 languages. An App for Android and iOS is also available. App users must first create an account with Mango.

Gale PowerSearch

Offers comprehensive access to authoritative reference, periodical and primary source information. Magazine and newspaper articles on all topics. A mix of full-text articles and citations from more than 30,000 publications.

RBdigital (formerly Zinio)

RBdigital offers digital magazines at the world’s largest newsstand! An app for Android, iOS, Windows and Kindle are also available.

Booklist Online

Booklist Online: More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

Book Browse

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers – including reviews; previews; “beyond the book” articles; author interviews; extensive resources for book clubs, including reading guides; and much more.

Book Page

BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to 400,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month.

The New York Times

Reviews, features, author interviews and book excerpts from the national daily and the Sunday book review.

Salem Press Homepage

Salem Press is a publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences, and science.

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