Alabama Virtual Library

Connecting you to a world of knowledge.

What is 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. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.


How can I access the AVL from home?

The Alabama Virtual Library uses geo-location technology to authenticate Alabama residents, which allows most Alabama residents to access AVL from their homes without the need for a username and password.

If the geolocation technology is unable to “recognize” a user as an Alabama resident, then residents may login with an AVL Card. AVL Cards may also be used to gain access when a resident is traveling outside the state. Visit your local public library to request an AVL (remote access) card. K-12 students/staff in public schools may obtain a card from their school library.


Is there a fee to access this information?

There are no fees associated with AVL. AVL resources are provided to all Alabama citizens by funding from the Alabama Legislature.



All information is from Alabama Virtual Library Website