Resources

AVL LogoAlabama Virtual Library 

Essential library and informatoin resources available to Alabama residents with a valid library card. 

Ancestry LogoAncestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition at-home access for Alabamians has finally been completely restored!!!

You must login to an APLS (Alabama Public Library System)secure page before proceeding to Ancestry Library Edition.

Please email APLS staff at reference@apls.state.al.uswith ’ALE Access’ in the email subject line for detailed instructions on how to access this free, valuable resource.

Please help APLS maintain this special access by not sharing the password on any public forum, like a public Facebook post, and please don’t share the login information with people who don’t live in Alabama. Continued from-home access depends on all of us taking precautions to stop unauthorized access.

ARBookFinder LogoAR Book Finder

 A free and easy online tool for searching Accelerated Reader books 

AtoZ Database Logo Opens in new windowAtoZdatabases

Sales leads, employment , friends and relatives, and much more with a valid library card. 

atoz maps online logo Opens in new windowAtoZ Maps Online

View world, continent, country and state maps. 

atoz the usa logo Opens in new windowAtoZ the USA

An encyclopedia that contains images for download. Requires signing in with a Thomas B. Norton Library card. 

atoz world food logo Opens in new windowAtoZ World Food

Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world.  You need a Thomas B. Norton Library card to use this resource. 

BCLC Banner Logo Opens in new windowBaldwin County Libraries

Search our catalog and the catalog of the entire Baldwin County Library Cooperative. 

camelianet logo Opens in new windowCamellia Net - Get Ebooks

Camellia Net provides access to thousands of digital downloads, including MP3 audiobooks, and Ebooks. 

JobCenterHomeworkAlabama Opens in new windowCareer Alabama - Adults

Career Alabama is an on-demand, free online tutoring program for adult learners. Prepare for the GED and much more!

chilton library logo Opens in new windowChilton Auto Repair & Maintenance

Detailed information regarding vehicle maintenance and repairs  

cypress resume logo Opens in new windowCypress Resume

Free resume building resources for job seekers, with a full database of jobs and job descriptions to help you put your best foot forward. 

DriversEd Opens in new windowDriver’s Ed

Driver’s Ed has the information and resources you need to pass your permit or driver’s license test. Includes DMV practice tests with similar questions that you will face. 

EntrepreneurshipGale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business Entrepreneurship gives business owners 24-hour expertise covering a day all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.  

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Health Reference Series Online

Searchable database to answer your health questions including those about COVID-19.   This resource is available to Gulf Shores Library card holders only.  You will be prompted to type your library card number.  

HomeworkAlabama Opens in new windowHomework Alabama

For Alabama school kids. Live tutors to help with homework available daily from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

learning express library logo Opens in new windowLearningExpress Library

Gain access to practice tests, exercises, skill building course, eBooks, and other information. Register to receive credit and print your certificates of completion. 

LegalFormsLegal Forms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents  with no hassle  with Gale Legal Forms.

librarything logo Opens in new windowLibraryThing

View our new books on the Thomas B. Norton Library Library page. 

mango logoMango Languages

Our online language learning program. You need a Thomas B. Norton library card to use this resource. 

logoNewspaperNewspaper Archive 

  • 15,605 Titles and Counting!
  • Over 400 Years of News Articles!
  • All 50 U.S. States & 32 International Countries!
  • Historical Events as They Happened!
  • Research Your People & Genealogy!

Universal Class Logo Opens in new windowUniversal Class

Take free classes online for continuing education credit, or just for fun.