Resources

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization, whose efforts are directed towards promoting increased interest and involvement in the library.

Friends scheduled events are designed to foster public support for the development of services for the library through financial contributions. Donations are made to the library based on the “wish list” of the staff.

Meetings & Membership

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 10a.m. in the meeting room of the library.

Atlases, Maps & Travel

A to Z Maps provides current and historical political maps of the world, continents, countries and all U.S. states. These maps are appropriate for study and can be printed for inclusion in reports. Specialized maps are also available describing climate, ecology, weather, earthquakes and bathymetric/fishing data.

Learning Resources and Resume Help

An excellent first-stop, the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential (and expensive) information resources. AVL is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

For other good sources of information, select one of the topic areas listed below:

Directories

AnyWho from AT&T - Area Codes, White and yellow pages, international directories, reverse lookups, and toll-free searches.

Community Services Guide for Baldwin County - maintained by the Baldwin County Library Cooperative, this is a list of area community services with telephone numbers, arranged by topic. Internet links are included for some services.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia Brittanica - Free statewide access is provided through the Alabama Virtual Library. If you are asked for a user ID and password, please contact the library for assistance.

Encyclopedia of Alabama - online reference resource for Alabama history, culture, geography and natural environment (content includes video, audio, & graphics)

Dictionaries

Acronym Finder from Mountain Data Systems - Find definitions of more than 214,000 abbreviations and acronyms.

Dictionary.com from Lexico Publishing Group, LLC - Offers a multi-source dictionary search that includes The American Heritage Dictionary and Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary.

Health

Medline Plus - authoritative health and drug information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The site also includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, interactive tutorials, information about clinical trials and a directory of doctors, dentists and hospitals throughout the US.

Catalog

The library uses two catalogs for a complete description of all of the books, movies and music that we lend. The boxes below allow quick searching of each catalog; the full catalog sites can be accessed by clicking the hyperlinked name.

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