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Check out digital resources, available 24/7! Our wide range of digital resources are accessible from home using your library card — including eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, online databases and more. Digital resources are available from our home page or by visiting the Database Descriptions page. Having trouble accessing digital offerings? Call 205.978.0155 or get help from our librarians at Drop Us a Line. Don’t forget to sign up for email updates to have the latest news from the library delivered to your inbox.
Virtual Bookshelf Hot Reads! – featuring some of the most popular current books, along with a link to reserve these Hot Reads!
ABC Mouse Age of Learning is providing FREE at-home access to online learning programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ while your child’s school is closed. Click HERE for instructions and the school access code.
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, research it! This database contains all issues of “Consumer Reports” from 1985 to present.
Creativebug Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Classes are available anytime, anywhere and, since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!
Duolingo Duolingo makes it easy to learn a language. It’s 100% free, fun and science-based.
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of ebooks including novels, drama, short stories and poetry for students.
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 Tutor.com Resource Center are available 24/7.)
Hoopla Vestavia Hills residents can download or stream movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks and ebooks for FREE.
Kanopy Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more!
Libby 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.
Overdrive Download digital books (eBooks and audio books). FREE to anyone in Jefferson County with a Library card.
Study Guides & Strategies An educational public service web site helping learners succeed with over 8.5 million visitors in 37 languages.
Tutor.com Tutor.com is available from anywhere – online at the library, from home or with the mobile app.
World Book Access engaging, verified and trustworthy digital resources for grades pre-K through high school.
Vestavia Hills City Schools
Leaders in learning for tomorrow’s learners. For more information about Vestavia Hills City Schools, visit www.vestavia.k12.al.us or call 205.402.5100.
Liberty Park Middle School
17035 Liberty Parkway; 205.402.5450
Louis Pizitz Middle School
2020 Pizitz Drive; 205.402.5350
Vestavia Hills High School
2235 Lime Rock Road; 205.402.5250
Student Support Services
VHSSS provides counseling, english language and health services to students
Biography & Genealogy
College & Test Prep
4-year Colleges & Universities
|Alabama A&M University||Samford University|
|Alabama State University||Southeastern Bible College|
|Amridge University||Spring Hill College|
|Athens State University||Stillman College|
|Auburn University||Talladega College|
|Auburn University at Montgomery||Troy University|
|Birmingham-Southern College||Tuskegee University|
|Columbia Southern University||United States Sports Academy|
|Concordia College||University of Alabama|
|Faulkner University||University of Alabama-Birmingham|
|Huntingdon College||University of Alabama-Huntsville|
|Jacksonville State University||University of Mobile|
|Judson College||University of Montevallo|
|Miles College||University of North Alabama|
|Oakwood University||University of South Alabama|
|University of West Alabama|
Alabama Southern Community College
|Jefferson Davis Community College|
|Bevill State Community College||Jefferson State Community College|
|Bishop State Community College||Lawson State Community College|
|Calhoun Community College||Lurleen B. Wallace Community College|
|Central Alabama Community College||Marion Military Institute|
|Chattahoochee Valley Community College||Northeast Alabama Community College|
|Community College of the Air Force||Northwest-Shoals Community College|
|Enterprise State Community College||Shelton State Community College|
|Gadsden State Community College||Snead State Community College|
|George C. Wallace Community College – Dothan||Southern Union State Community College|
|George Corley Wallace State Community College – Selma||Virginia College|
|James H. Faulkner State Community College||Wallace State Community College|
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Health & Sciences
Languages & Literature
Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities, 1898-1938
Alabama Episcopal Church Registers
Alabama Inventors Database
Birmingham Black Barons
Encyclopedia of Alabama
Jefferson County Probate Court, Loose Records (1852-1936)
Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Interments
Red Mt. Cemetery Records 1888-1906
WPA Index to Alabama Biography
Magazines & Newspapers
Academic Search Premier
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Reference Center Gold
¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)
Birmingham News Library
Power Search (Thomson Gale)
Student Research Center
Social Sciences & Tests
Annals of American History Online
Civil Rights Digital Library
Ferguson Career Guidance Center
History Reference Center
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Military & Government Collection
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Points of View Reference Center™
Professional Development Collection
Sanborn Maps, 1867- 1970: Alabama
Tuition Funding Sources
Vocational and career collection
World Data Analyst