Most Alabama users are not required to have an AVL account (i.e. AVL username and password) to access AVL resources. Users accessing the AVL website from a campus (i.e. a public school, college/university, or public library) will automatically be logged in (authenticated) to access AVL resources. For off-campus users, AVL uses geolocation technology to help determine if a user's device (such as a cell phone or an Internet-connected computer) is located in Alabama. If the device is recognized as being in the state, then the user is automatically logged in to use AVL resources.
Physical Device Authentication
Some users may not be automatically geo-authenticated when they access AVL. If these users are physically located in Alabama and geo-authentication is not working for them, they can attempt to authenticate based on their device's physical location by clicking here.
If users are unable to automatically geo-authenticate and if they are unable to authenticate based on their device's physical location, they will need to use an AVL account in order to access AVL resources. AVL accounts can be obtained by contacting your local public library or if you are a student by contacting your school library.