On Monday, April 6, students in Alabama will begin online instruction to complete the school year. The Hoover Public Library is here to support our local teachers, parents, and students. And one of the ways we can help is by making it easy to find the resources you need, like the AVL.
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. The website was redesigned in 2019, resulting in more intuitive site navigation and improved search capability. It is easy to find materials for elementary, middle, and high school students. There are several ebook libraries as well as Spanish-language content. The AVL is providing expanded support and services in response to school and library closings due to COVID-19. Some of our databases, such as PebbleGO and Britannica Ebooks, have expanded content. There are also some EBSCO products that we only have access to for a limited time.