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Some of these resources require you to log in with your library card and PIN before you can access them:

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Get books and more

Go to our catalog to search, renew your items, change your PIN, or place holds on items you want.

How to access: Search without logging in; log in at the catalog to manage your account.

Axis 360

Get more ebooks

Browse our Axis 360 collection of ebooks, then read them using the innovative and state-of-the-art Blio reader on phones, tablets, music players, and more.

How to access: Browse through the "Magic Wall" without logging in, but to create a list, checkout, or download books, just use your Library Card and PIN on the Axis 360 page or within Blio.

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Get music

Get DRM-free mp3s from Freegal Music -- yours to keep, forever.

How to access: Log in at Freegal Music with your library card and PIN.

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Get ebooks

Get more ebooks from Freading.

How to access: Log in from this page with your library card and PIN. You can also download the Freading app from the iOS App Store or Google play to read the ebooks on your mobile devices.

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Get ebooks, audiobooks

Our Digital Media Zone offers downloadable e-books and audiobooks.

How to access: Log in at with your library card and PIN.

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Get movies and television content

Stream movies and TV shows online from Freegal Movies.

How to access: Log in at with your library card and PIN.

Get information and research help

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Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)

A collection of databases and online resources for Alabama residents.

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Homework Alabama

Get free, online homework help from real tutors!

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TrueFlix leverages content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge, and cultivate skills through the inquiry process.

How to access: Within any branch of HMCPL, access directly from this link. From outside the Library, login to TrueFlix here with your library card and PIN.

World Book Online for Kids
World Book Online for Kids

The premier general reference website developed especially for younger library patrons.

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Demographics Now
Business and demographics research

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Fold3 (formerly Footnote)
Search history and genealogy databases as well as historical documents and photos.

ChiltonLibrary online

ChiltonLibrary provides a wealth of information to help you maintain your vehicles, including photos, wiring diagrams, and even TSBs.

How to access: Within any branch of HMCPL, access directly from this link. From outside the Library, login with your library card and PIN above.

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World Vital Records
Search over family history and genealogy records and access unique, exclusive local and world collections.

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Learning Express Library
Skill-building resources, test preparation courses, and practice tests.

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NoveList Plus
Get recommendations for your next read based on author or subject matter.

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Business and residential information for reference and research.

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Rocket Languages
Learn a language at your own pace.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library
24/7 access to online reference books. No waiting, no holds!

Morningstar provides stock market analysis, ETF research, ratings and portfolio tools.

How to access: Within any branch of HMCPL, access directly from this link. From outside the Library, login to Morningstar here with your library card and PIN.

Library events and book suggestions - in your inbox!

Our NextReads service can help you find your next great read and keep up with library events too - all from the comfort of your inbox.

How it works: First, provide your email address, and pick which lists you want. Click 'subscribe' and then check your inbox for a confirmation email. Follow the directions in that email to confirm your subscription, and you'll be kept up-to-date on just the events and new books that interest you!

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HMCPL events and book clubs
Bailey Cove Book Clubs
Events @ HMCPL
Friends of the Library
Huntsville Library Foundation
Kids' Events @ HMCPL
Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother
What our book clubs are reading
New York Times bestsellers
Fiction Bestsellers Nonfiction Bestsellers    
Books for kids and young adults
Kids' Books Picture Books Teen Scene Tween Reads
New non-fiction
Armchair Travel
Biography and Memoir
Business & Personal Finance
History & Current Events
Home, Garden, and DIY
Mind and Body Fitness
Nature and Science
Popular Culture
Spirituality & Religion
New fiction
Christian Fiction
Fiction A to Z
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Thrillers & Suspense

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