Database Descriptions

Alabama Virtual Library

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.

Career Alabama

This free resource offers live career and job search assistance, a writing lab, academic skills tutoring, and career and study resources.

Chilton Library

Reliable automotive help available online 24/7. Includes step-by-step service and repair procedures; wiring diagrams; maintenance and specification tables; troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes; photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations); ASE test prep; and MARC Records.

Consumer Reports

Before making that big purchase, consider researching it on Consumer Reports.


Duolingo makes it easy to learn a language. It’s 100% free, fun and science-based.

Homework Alabama

FREE, one-to-one help is available 3-10pm, Sunday through Thursday by logging in with your library card. (Some resources in the Resource Center are available 24/7.)


Vestavia Hills residents can download or stream movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks for FREE.


Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more!


Did you know you the Library in the Forest has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for FREE, on your phone or tablet.


Download digital books (eBooks and audio books). FREE to anyone in Jefferson County with a Library card.

Universal Class

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