Looking for articles on a certain subject? Know the title of an article but you don't know the name of the magazine it was published in? Want to find articles by a certain author? The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library enables our users to connect to the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL). AVL provides online access to many library and information resources for all students, teachers and residents of Alabama. In general, AVL is a collection of various databases that includes organized data on certain subjects, that have popular magazine, scholarly journal and newspaper articles useful for research. For example, use these426574%40sessionmgr1 AVL databases to search through multiple publications at once:
The AVL helpdesk can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by calling 256-971-7487 or 1-800-276-0370. Voice-mail is available for reporting after-hours problems. You may send e-mail questions and comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The AVL helpdesk is coordinated by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, a technology and Internet partner for Alabama's education community.
Dependent upon your Internet provider, some library users might experience problems in accessing AVL from home. If so, please visit the nearest Branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Library for assistance in setting up an AVL account with a user name and password.
This is not to be confused with your library card number and PIN.
What is my library card number?
Your 14-digit library card number begins with 2156200 and when using this number to log-in
to the library's online catalog, DO NOT add spaces.
What is my PIN?
Your PIN is a four-digit number that was set up when you first received your library card. If you
do not know your PIN or want to change it, you must come to the Main library or a Branch near
you with current photo I.D. to request it or change your PIN.
The Library subscribes to magazines in print as well as thousands of electronic
full-text magazines and journals accessed through databases in the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).
Read full-text articles from magazines or research academic peer-reviewed journals, 24-hours a day, without leaving home.
Learn what magazine titles we maintain by searching our online catalog using the title or obtain an article by accessing a database in AVL via our online catalog (http://www.avl.lib.al.us/resources/display_resources.php )using keyword or subject.
In 2016, The Huntsville Madison County Public Library unveiled a new service called Flipster. Flipster is an electronic platform that allows patrons to view a selection of magazine electronically. To view the Flipster Magazine collection, click here.
Here is a list of the current subscriptions at the Downtown Branch.
Advocate w/ Out
Air and Space Smithsonian
Alabama Game and Fish
Aviation Week and Space Technology
Birmingham Arts Journal
Car and Driver
Conde Nast Traveler
Do It Yourself
Field and Stram
Focus on Healthy Aging
Food Network Magazine
Guns and Ammo
Harvard Health Letter
Kiplinger Personal Finance
Mayo Clinic Health Letter
Mother Earth News
Muscle and Fitness
O: The Oprah Magazine
Poets and Writers Magazine
Road and Track
Saturday Evening Post
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Guardian Weekly
The Huntsville Times
Investors Business Weekly
Madison County Record
The New York Review of Books
New York Times Book Review
Wall Street Journal