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Ancestry Library Edition

In Library Use Only - Use Ancestry Library Edition to to explore your family's history by accessing census records, court documents, military records, photographs, immigration records, directories and more.

BrainHQ

(Hoover Residents Only) - BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. You can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more.

Chilton Library - Auto Repair

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

Gulf Oil Spill Resources

Online Resource for information on the 2010 Gulf Oil spill.  Includes Encyclopedia links for research and general knowledge.  Also information on government and other resources to assist in the recovery efforts.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online for genealogical research. Contains: Census images for decades 1790-1930, Books with family and local histories, Index of over 2.3 million geneolgy and local history articles, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records from 1865-1874 and US Congress records including memorials, petitions and private relief actions.

WorldCat Discovery

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service makes it possible for library users in Jefferson County to borrow books, photocopies of articles, and government publications not already owned by the public libraries of Jefferson County. Through WorldCat Discovery, library users may search and request titles from public and academic libraries across the United States.