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Free Online Classes - Universal Class
Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? Universal Class™ offers hundreds of affordable online classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Join us today, and let's start learning together. (Hoover Residents Only)
Free to Hoover residents with a library card! Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library membership and enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month.
Learning Express Library
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
Mango Language Learning
Mango lessons combine everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity. It's engaging. And it works.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Available online through your browser or using an iOS app or Android app.
Online Research (Databases)
Search information services subscribed to by the Alabama Virtual Library, Alabama Public Library Service, the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, and the Hoover Library. See a list of Alabama libraries that can give you access to various resources.
Prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Test with over 100 instructional videos, and interactive drills and quizzes. Available for Alabama residents.
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.
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.
Reference Solutions (Reference USA)
The premier source for residential and business information for business and research.
Homework Alabama and Tutor.com
Free Tutoring - Math - Science - Social Studies - English Grades K3-12, College Intro, and Adult Learner
Available Sunday through Thursday from 3p.m. until 10 p.m.
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.