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Ancestry Library:  In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) is now available for use at all Alabama public libraries. (Please note that Ancestry Library Edition is not available offsite due to licensing restrictions with Ancestry.com.) This puts billions of genealogical resources at the fingertips of any Alabama resident with a library card.


Alabama Virtual Library:  The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) allows patrons to access a large variety of reference sources and databases for research and study. Can be accessed by anyone living in Alabama. If you have trouble accessing the databases, please visit your local library to receive an Alabama Virtual Library Card free of charge.


Camellia Net:  Camellia Net is our digital library where you can check out and download ebooks, audiobooks and music for use with your smartphone, tablet, ebook reader or mp3 player.


Chilton Library:  Back by popular demand, Chilton Library is now available throughout Alabama. Chilton is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present. Chilton Library is available remotely on all platforms, including mobile devices, so you can use it wherever you are.


Homework Alabama:  Homework Alabama offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com 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 Job Search Assistance for adults is available 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7. The services can be accessed from any Alabama public library, from your home computer or from your mobile device.


Learning Express Library:  Discover skill-building and test preparation materials for standardized tests, interactive practice exams based on official exams, and scoring and analysis of practice tests and responses. Basic skills, college preparatory, civil service, GED, and some specific careers also available. Requires a CERL library card available at public libraries in Walker and Winston counties. Create an account using the library card number found on the back of your card.


Alabama Mosaic:  Alabama Mosaic is an online repository of historical documents, news articles, photographs, speeches, sound recordings, etc. The Carl Elliott Regional Library has partnered with libraries across the state to digitize these items and make them available to the public.


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