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Choose from over 500 courses offered by real instructors through Universal Class. Subjects range from finance to English to yoga. Courses may be taken at your own pace (up to 6 months), and continuing education credits are available. For Irondale Residents. First time users REGISTER HERE.


Chilton Library offers the most authoritative automotive repair information available with thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Made possible by the Alabama Public Library Service.


Homework Alabama offers free online tutoring and academic resources, test prep, citizenship and language resources, help with your job search, and more to Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Tutors are available 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7.


Learning Express Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.


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