Nonfiction and Reference Services maintains non-fiction, reference, and classic books. Additionally, adults can acquire and sharpen computer skills during computer classes offered through the department.

Website and Database Resources

Almanacs & Factbooks

Auto Repair

  • Chilton Auto Repair Manual - Chilton is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present. Chilton Library is available remotely on all platforms, including mobile devices, so you can use it wherever you are. 




Homework Help

  • Homework Alabama - Live Tutors answer math, science, social studies or English questions for grade levels 4th - College.

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Library and Research Resources

  • Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) - Materials are available for all ages; no password required! Visit this site for online materials including encyclopedias, full text magazine articles, and reference materials on: Business, Education, Government, Health, Literature, Science, Social Science, Language Learning
  • In-State Access: The AVL now uses GeoIP for geographic location information so if you are in Alabama when you access this resource it should function.
  • Out of State Access: If you access the AVL from out of state, or have problems connecting, please come by the library to get an AVL card and password.
  • Britannica Library - an award-winning resource for children and adults and is organized by level – children, young adults, and a reference center suitable for adult users. Britannica Library is available remotely to all Alabamians.

Readers Advisory

  • Novelist & Novelist K-8 - premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
  • FantasticFiction - Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.

Senior Sites

  • Generations on Line - This site is both a service for access and a product for learning to use computers on the Internet
  • First Gov for Seniors–This official U.S. government site provides easy, one-stop shopping for seniors looking for government information about topics of interest to older adults
  • AARP

Test & College Preparation

  • Learning Express Library 3.0 - Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve you scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.
  • Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) is a service to help students find scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education. The TFS also provides college admissions information, a career personality test, and detailed career information.