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Revised Hours for Orange Beach Public Library!

So as to better serve our patrons during busy hours on Wednesday from 9 AM until noon, Orange Beach Public Library will adjust our hours on Wednesdays to 9 AM to 6 PM, effective May 7th.   By adjusting staff hours we hope to provide excellent service to all patrons during highly active times. 

Forget to return a book on time? No problem.

The library is conducting a trial Overdue Fine Forgiveness period from April 20th until October 20th, 2013. Fines will still appear on your account until waived at the Orange Beach desk. We can only waive fines for Orange Beach cards.

Resources from OBPL

Maps

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.

A-Z Databases for Maps and Travel

Maps

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.

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.

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.

Storytelling

Fables

These are very old folk stories that explain the creation of our world or how we should behave.

One of the most popular fables is The Tortise and the Hare, one of Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a slave who lived during the time of the Greek Empire (a very long time ago) and recorded many of the popular folk tales of his lifetime. These stories usually end with a statement of the moral (or important message) of the story.

Downloadable Audio

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. 

Magazines & Newspapers Available @ the Library

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.)

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