Terms of Use

The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) provides quality library information (magazine articles, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other reference sources) licensed for Alabama citizens. Information collected for AVL account registration will only be used to authenticate AVL users and provide updates on AVL and its databases.

AVL databases are licensed for personal use by Alabama citizens, students/staff at Alabama public schools, and users of Alabama public libraries. Please keep your account credentials secure and private. Use of AVL by unauthorized users outside of Alabama will jeopardize use of the databases by all Alabama citizens.

An AVL user may not sell, distribute or commercially exploit a product nor make an AVL database available on a network or through remote access technology. Misuse of services provided by AVL may result in denial of service.

An Internet connection is required to access AVL. General knowledge of web browsers and simple search forms is recommended. Tutorials and help screens are available.

EZ Proxy Requests

The AVL Council discussed institutions accessing AVL resources via EZ Proxy at the AVL Council meeting on September 16, 2020. Because of the way the AVL site is configured, the AVL Council determined that institutions must access AVL resources through the resource page(s) on the AVL website. The AVL Council invites institutions to place a link to the AVL website on their institution's webpage.

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