Online Resources

eBooks, eAudiobooks & Streaming

Camellia.net eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines (Library card required)

Browse a large selection of e-books, audiobooks, and magazines for all ages. Read or listen from a wide variety of devices. 

For Kids For Teens Libby

Hoopla (Library card required)

Hoopla a digital media service offered by the library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. 

Kanopy (Library card required)

Kanopy allows patrons to enjoy animated books for kids, critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more. Patrons are allowed up to 6 checkout credits per month. All plays on Kanopy Kids and The Great Course series are credit-free. Create a Kanopy account today using your library card number!

BookFlix (Library card required)

BookFlix® is geared toward PreK through third-grade readers and pairs videos of more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks on similar subjects from Scholastic.

The approach is designed to strengthen early literacy skills with a combination of fictional storytelling and real-world concepts.

TrueFlix (Library Card Required)

TrueFlix is a collection of Scholastic’s True Book non-fiction series and includes accompanying videos and links to other resources. Recommended for grades 4 to 6.

Alabama Virtual Library eBook Collection (Access for Alabama residents only)

Several non-fiction titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students are available to Alabama residences.

Newspapers

NewsBank (Library card required)

Use a library card to read and search hundreds of newspapers from across the country. Use these links for quick access to:

Newpapers.com (Library card required)

Provides full image access to local historical newspapers including Chambers County News (1936-1948); The LaFayette Sun (1882-1964); The Valley Daily Times News (1916-1955); and the West Point News (1920-1950).

General Information & Encyclopedias

Alabama Virtual Library (Access for Alabama residents only)

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the state of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

Britannica Encyclopedia (Access for Alabama residents only)

Search Britannica elementary, middle school, high school, and academic online encyclopedia and many other Britannica resources for articles and images for all ages.

NewsBank (Library card required)

Use a library card to read and search hundreds of newspapers from across the country. Use these links for quick access to:

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. It was developed by the Alabama Humanities Foundation (now Alabama Humanities Alliance) and Auburn University with generous financial support from across the state.

Tutoring & Study Guides

Homework Alabama (Alabama residents only)

Homework Alabama offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies, or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Central), Sunday through Thursday.

Learning Express Library Test Prep and Study Guides (Library card required)

An e-learning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, and more. Study guides and practice tests are available for ACT, SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, and PRAXIS. Prepare for professional exams including CDL, cosmetology, electrician & plumbing, EMS, law enforcement, nursing, real estate, and more.

Universal Class (Library card required)

Access more than 500 fun and educational courses. Chambers County Board of Education employees may use these courses for CEU credit. 

Online Classes

Universal Class (Library card required)

Access more than 500 fun and educational courses. Chambers County Board of Education employees may use these courses for CEU credit. 

The Great Courses (Library card required)

Browse The Great Courses collection for video classes covering history, hobbies, humanities, sciences, and more produced by The Learning Company. Chambers County Library patrons have access to many of The Great Courses through Kanopy and Hoopla.

Job & Career Resources

Career Alabama (Service available to Alabama residents only)

Get live assistance with resumes & cover letters, job searching, job applications, and interview preparation. Service available from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Central).

Career Center from Learning Express (Library card required)

Visit the Career Center to access a resume and cover letter builder, job preparation resources, study guides, and practice tests for required professional licensure tests.

Alabama Works

Search for jobs, post resumes, find Career Centers, file for unemployment, and more.

Business & Legal

Legal Forms (Available to Alabama residents from home and all users in the library)

Access free state-specific legal forms including wills, real estate contracts, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, premarital agreements, and more. Forms are fill-in-the-blank and downloadable.

Alabama Virtual Library Business Resources (Some resources are available for Alabama residents only)

Links to business resources provided by or recommended by the Alabama Virtual Library.

Genealogy & History

Ancestry (Available onsite only)

This version of Ancestry is available onsite at the library only from any library computer or from your own device while logged into the library’s WiFi. Users are able to download or email documents found on Ancestry for use later. 

Black Life in America (Library card required)

Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from earliest times to today. Sourced from nearly 20,000 American and global newspapers from 1704 to the present, including over 400 African American newspapers. Provides full-text searching as well as access to content by topic, event, and eras in African American history.

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. It was developed by the Alabama Humanities Foundation (now Alabama Humanities Alliance) and Auburn University with generous financial support from across the state.

Fold3 (Library card required)

Fold3 provides access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents for service men and women.

Heritage Hub (Library card required)

The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures a thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

NewsBank (Library card required)

Use a library card to read and search hundreds of newspapers from across the country. Use these links for quick access to:

Newspapers.com (Library card required)

Provides full image access to local historical newspapers including Chambers County News (1936-1948); The LaFayette Sun (1882-1964); The Valley Daily Times News (1916-1955); and the West Point News (1920-1950).

Health & Wellness

Consumer Health Complete (Library card required)

Provides up-to-date, evidence-based medical information about health issues, medical conditions, prescription drugs, herbal supplements, and more. Read current health magazines, view images and animations of medical procedures, and information on COVID-19.

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning consumer health information service of the Alabama public and medical libraries. This website is designed as a service for online users and a gateway to quality information resources. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please call your local public library and ask for Health InfoNet assistance.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. The mission of the NLM is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising. Available in both English and Spanish.

Arts & Crafts / Hobbies

CreativeBug Arts & Crafts (Library card required)

Access high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. Enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking, and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.

Craftsy on Hoopla (Library card required)

Search for Craftsy on Hoopla Digital to access more than 100 instructional videos on many arts and crafts including cooking, decorating, painting with watercolors, sewing, knitting, quilting, and many more.

Chilton’s Auto Repair (Available to Alabama residents)

Get detailed information needed to tackle maintenance and repairs for most vehicles. The resource also includes close-up photos and illustrations and ASE test prep quizzes. To access, select H. Grady Bradshaw – Chambers County Library.

Tax Forms

Federal Income Tax Forms

Visit the IRS website to print forms and instructions.

Georgia Income Tax Forms

Visit the Georgia Department of Revenue to print forms and instructions.

Locations & Hours

H. Grady Bradshaw Library | (334) 768-2161
20th Avenue, Valley, AL 36854
Mon - Tue 10-7 | Wed - Fri 10 - 6 | Sat 10 - 1 (Eastern Time)

Cobb Memorial Archives | (334) 768-2050
3419 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854
Mon 10-6, Tue – Wed 1-6, Thurs 10-6, Fri 1-6 (Eastern Time)

LaFayette Library | (334) 864-0012
198 1st St SE, LaFayette, AL 36862
Mon - Fri 12-5 (Central Time)

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