Online Tools

Card Catalog

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC): The OPAC is an electronic register of all bibliographic items available in our library.

Current Bestseller Lists:


Download and enjoy digital books on your computer, Smartphone, or eBook reader anytime, anywhere.

eBook Bestseller Lists:

Universal Class

Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience. With a growing catalog of over 500 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. 

With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.


Universal Class offers courses in:

  • Arts and Music
  • Computers and Technology
  • Cooking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Health and Medicine
  • Home and Garden Care
  • Homeschooling
  • Job Assistance
  • Law and Legal
  • Parenting and Family
  • Pet and Animal Care
  • Plus 100s more

In order to take advantage of the Universal Class database, you must have an Albertville Public Library Card. When logging into Universal Class, you must use your 8-digit Library Card Number (add enough zeroes in front of your number to make it 8 digits). Contact the Albertville Public Library (APL) to learn more.

News Sources

Find news, obituaries, sports, local info and more. Once logged in, enter your library card number. (Your number must be 8 digits long; add enough zeros in front of your number to make it 8 digits.)

Homework Program

Visit the Homework Alabama website for live homework help.

Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

If you enjoy the benefits that AVL brings to your school, college, library or home, please take a few minutes to thank your local legislators for providing this resource for the State of Alabama.

Learning Express Library

The Learning Express Library provides practice tests, tutorial courses, and eBooks to help students succeed on academic exams.