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Career Alabama offers free online career and job search assistance, writing support, academic skills tutoring, and career and study resources. Live assistance is available 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily, and the writing lab and career and study resources are available 24/7.

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 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The 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, exam prep, college entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

A personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best. More than 70 languages including Spanish, English, Italian, Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

Niche Academy is an online learning platform that gives IPL patrons access to ready-to-use tutorials for common library services. You’ll find tutorials on Microsoft Office apps, Libby/Overdrive, CreativeBug, and Hoopla to name a few. Look for the orange “Tutorials” tab on the right side of the web page.

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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.

Breeze through your DMV test when you study using real questions directly from the official Alabama  Driver’s manual. is the trusted site to help you prepare.

Duolingo is the world’s most popular way to learn a language. It’s 100% free, fun and science-based. Practice online on or on the apps!