Due to the continuing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the AVL Council meeting on July 15th will be virtual.

As part of Gale's ongoing product enhancements, Kids InfoBits has been re-branded to Gale In Context: Elementary. Gale In Context: Elementary provides access to leveled content that covers topics from art, geography, literature, science & technology, and more. Gale In Context: Elementary also provides access to over 16,000 images, over 600 videos, and 1,700 charts and graphs. Gale In Context: Elementary is accessible from the Elementary School Resources, Middle School Resources, and All Resources pages.

The AVL Council would like your feedback on the temporary databases that are being provided to AVL during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to provide feedback on any of the temporary databases, please use this form.

Due to schools closing over the recent COVID-19 outbreak AVL vendors have provided access to additional databases for free to all AVL users. Please see the list below for information on how to access these databases.

Britannica E-Books

These e-book resources are available under Britannica E-Stax on the All Resources page. These e-books are available until June 30th.

Due to the continuing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the AVL Council has decided to make the May 20th Council meeting virtual.

The Alabama Virtual Library will continue operate and provide support during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you need technical support or emergency access to AVL, please call the AVL Help Desk at 256-971-7487 or 1-800-338-8320.

*Update* Due to the state of emergency that has been called by Governor Ivey and state agencies and business asking their employees to work from home, the AVL Council has decided to cancel the virtual March 18th meeting.

Gale made enhancements to several of their databases, as well as re-branding some of their databases. The chart below matches the old database name to the new database name. Please note that Gale retired General Reference Center Gold. The majority of the content that was available in General Reference Center Gold is now available though Gale General OneFile.​