More About Authentication

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You have been authenticated based on your device's IP address or physical location, or you entered a valid AVL username and password.

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You have not been authenticated by any of the AVL's authentication methods.

 

More About IP Authentication

Users who are accessing the AVL website from a campus (public school, college/university, or public library) will automatically be authenticated and they will have access to AVL resources. For off-campus users, AVL uses IP location technology to help determine if a user's device (such as an Internet-connected computer, tablet, etc.) is located in Alabama. If the device is recognized as being in the state, then the user is automatically authenticated and they will have automatic access to AVL resources.
 

Your Location Information

You can check your location information and IP address by accessing the View Location Information page (within the AVL website). To access the View Location Information page, click on the Login icon Image of the not logged in button in the top right corner of the website and a drop down menu will appear. There is a link for the View Location Information page in the drop down menu. You can also access your location information by clicking here.
 

More About AVL Accounts

Users who are unable to authenticate by any of AVL's authentication methods can use an AVL account to access AVL resources. AVL accounts can also be used by Alabama residents, teachers, and students who are traveling outside of the state, and still want to have access to AVL resources. Users can request an AVL account by contacting their local public library. Post-Secondary students and Public School students can obtain an AVL account by contacting the library at their school.

AVL accounts are valid for five years from the date that they are issued. AVL accounts can be renewed one week prior to the account expiration date. To renew your account, you will need to contact the library where the account was issued.