AVL LogoAlabama Virtual Library 

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

Ancestry LogoAncestry Library Edition

Can only be accessed while in the Thomas B. Norton Public Library.

ARBookFinder LogoAR Book Finder

 A free and easy online tool for searching Accelerated Reader books 

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

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View world, continent, country and state maps.  You need a Thomas B. Norton library card to use this resource.

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

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

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

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Camellia Net provides access to thousands of digital downloads, including MP3 audiobooks, and Ebooks.   You need a Thomas B. Norton library card to use this resource.

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

Career Street Sign - BlueCareer Development Journey and Baldwin County

This slide presentation is designed to guide patrons on their journey of career development with special emphasis on job search in local companies of the Gulf Shores and Baldwin County region.

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Detailed information regarding vehicle maintenance and repairs.  You need a Thomas B. Norton library card to use this resource. 

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

Cypress Resume Flyer

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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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The volunteers at are committed to providing accurate and timely information on property displaying the flag of the United States of America.


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.  

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

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Gain access to practice tests, exercises, skill building course, eBooks, and other information. Register to receive credit and print your certificates of completion.   You need a Thomas B. Norton library card to use this resource. 

Learning Express Handout

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Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures.

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

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

Mango Languages Access Directions

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

This is one of the most extensive resources for exploring careers and occupations.  Most entries include a summary, description, environment, education, training, pay, outlook, state and area data, similar occupations, and more.  Whether deciding upon your first job, changing careers, or just curious about a profession or occupation, this is a great place to start.

gutenbergProject Gutenberg 

This is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.   When you cannot obtain print copies of classics, they can many times be found here. 

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Take free classes online for continuing education credit, or just for fun.   You need a Thomas B. Norton library card to use this resource. 

Universal Class Handout