APL to add new databases for genealogy, vehicles

Published 1:43 am Friday, July 15, 2016

Good news, genealogy fans and car fanatics, the Andalusia Public Library will soon add two new databases to help further your hobbies.

APL Director Karin Taylor said Friday the library will soon add ancestry.com for free for patrons and the app for patrons to have a free download of the Chilton manuals for their smartphone or tablet.

Taylor said the service is available through the Alabama Public Library Service.

“Ancestry.com is very expensive,” she said. “But we don’t have to pay for it, thanks to the Alabama Public Library Service. We are excited to offer this to our patrons.”

She expects to have those free services in place in September.

Taylor said they have also recently started offering rednovels.net through the APL website, which offers a wide variety of books for free to read.

She also lauded apps such as Homework Help and tutor.com.

“Tutor.com offers a chance for people to get a tutor from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday,” she said.

Taylor said the website is available for kindergarten through college and even adult education and job assistance.

For more information, contact the APL at 222-6612.