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)
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.
The library offers downloadable audio and e-books through CamelliaNet.
Note: By default, Orange Beach Library patrons use the last four digits of their library card as a pin number.
The library receives 13 periodicals. For a complete list of the newspapers and magazines available in the library's reading room, click the "Read more" link below. (Where possible, we've included links to the publications' Websites so you can follow the stories online.)
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.
Meeting Room Policy
Approved by the Library Board January 5, 2006
In keeping with the Library's mission to offer a welcoming place for community interactions, library meeting rooms are available for use by community groups for informational, educational or cultural meetings and programs when not needed for library purposes. Use of the library meeting rooms does not imply endorsement by the library staff or Library Board of the viewpoints presented.
Getting a library card, checking out books and movies and using the Internet are just some of the great things you can do FREE of charge at Orange Beach Library!
But we do have to charge fees for some things.
Click the "read more" link below for a full listing of all fees related to library use.
New Year's Day: Friday, January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr: Monday, January 18
Mardi Gras Day: Tuesday, February 16
Easter: Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3
Staff Development: May 7
Memorial Day: Saturday, May 29 & Monday, May 31
Independence Day: Saturday, July 3 & Monday, July 5
Labor Day: Saturday, September 4 & Monday, September 6
Veteran's Day: Thursday, November 11