Databases

All databases are available in every branch of the Birmingham Public Library, unless otherwise noted. A JCLC library card can be used to access many of the databases, however licensing restrictions force us to limit access to certain databases to residents of Birmingham.

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Spotlight Resources
Scribner Writers Online includes American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Shadow Lawn was originally deeded in 1889 as a "colored" burial ground and is the largest African American cemetery in Birmingham. The database for the Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Interments is a work in progress and does not currently include the name of every person buried at there.... learn more
Publicly Available.
Remote Access Available.
Kanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with one of the largest collections in the world (5x Netflix) - over 30,000 films featuring over 1,000 producers including Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation, Great Courses, Kino Lorber, etc. Our films are more typically "educative"... learn more
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Remote Access Available.
Family name information, genealogy, histories, census data, military records, passenger lists, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is subject to ongoing updates and new content is added frequently. Ancestry Library Edition is only available from computers inside... learn more
Birmingham Public Library - In Library Use Only.
Look under 'Database Features' at site for over 500 detailed, colorful maps that are available as an online reference almanac. The maps include each of the 50 United States and the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as regions and nations of the world including Europe, Persian Gulf, Czech... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
  
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