The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) provides access to a collection of databases to all citizens of Alabama twenty-four hours a day. The site is accessible to J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College patrons on campus and from home. Because the AVL now uses geolocation to authenticate users, students no longer need an AVL card unless they reside outside the state of Alabama. If you need an AVL card please stop by the reference desk and the librarian on duty will be happy to assist you.