Encyclopaedia Brittanica - Free statewide access is provided through the Alabama Virtual Library. If you are asked for a user ID and password, please contact the library for assistance.

Encyclopedia of Alabama - online reference resource for Alabama history, culture, geography and natural environment (content includes video, audio, & graphics)


Acronym Finder from Mountain Data Systems - Find definitions of more than 214,000 abbreviations and acronyms.

Dictionary.com from Lexico Publishing Group, LLC - Offers a multi-source dictionary search that includes The American Heritage Dictionary and Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary.


Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9-6
Wednesday, Thursday: 9-8
Saturday: 9-3
Sunday closed

Computer labs close 15 minutes before the library closes.
Wireless Internet is available outside the library 24/7.

To view our holiday closings, click here.

Downloadable Audio

The library offers downloadable audio and e-books through CamelliaNet.

Note: By default, Orange Beach Library patrons use the last four digits of their library card as a pin number. 

Magazines & Newspapers Available @ the Library

The library receives 13 periodicals. For a complete list of the newspapers and magazines available in the library's reading room, click the "Read more" link below. (Where possible, we've included links to the publications' Websites so you can follow the stories online.)


The library uses two catalogs for a complete description of all of the books, movies and music that we lend. The boxes below allow quick searching of each catalog; the full catalog sites can be accessed by clicking the hyperlinked name.

Meeting Room Use

Meeting Room Policy

Approved by the Library Board January 5, 2006


In keeping with the Library's mission to offer a welcoming place for community interactions, library meeting rooms are available for use by community groups for informational, educational or cultural meetings and programs when not needed for library purposes. Use of the library meeting rooms does not imply endorsement by the library staff or Library Board of the viewpoints presented.

Become a Member

  1. Any person who can furnish a local address and local telephone number may apply for a regular library card at no charge.
  2. Members need not be full time residents of Baldwin County to be eligible for library cards. Temporary residents must furnish permanent addresses and telephone numbers as well as those for local residences. Visiting patrons must provide identification and proof of permanent mailing address.
  3. To apply for a library card, applicants must fill out and sign an application form and present in person at the library either a valid driver’s license or passport
  4. To qualify for a regular or temporary resident card, one of the following additional items demonstrating a local address is required: P.O. Box receipt, condo rental receipt, utility bill, voter registration, personalized check or mail which has been delivered to applicant.
  5. Children may apply for library cards as soon as they are able to sign the application form. Children and the parent or guardian must appear in person to fill out and sign an application (see 3. above). The Parent/Guardian of minor children will be held responsible for any damaged, lost or overdue materials checked out on the child’s card.


Getting a library card, checking out books and movies and using the Internet are just some of the great things you can do FREE of charge at Orange Beach Library!

But we do have to charge fees for some things.
Click the "read more" link below for a full listing of all fees related to library use.

Holiday Closings


New Year's Day: Friday, January 1

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr: Monday, January 18

Mardi Gras Day: Tuesday, February 16

Easter: Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3

Staff Development: May 7

Memorial Day: Saturday, May 29 & Monday, May 31

Independence Day: Saturday, July 3 & Monday, July 5

Labor Day: Saturday, September 4 & Monday, September 6

Veteran's Day: Thursday, November 11

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