Databases are a collection of information that are organized and accessed on a computer. 

Databases cost money. 

The Spanish Fort Public Library offers the following databases for FREE to anyone with an active library card from any of the Baldwin County Libraries.  


Ancestry Library Edition

In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) is now available for use at all Alabama public libraries. This puts billions of genealogical resources at the fingertips of any Alabama resident with a library card. (Please note that Ancestry Library Edition is not available offsite due to licensing restrictions with

Chilton Library 

Chilton is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present. Chilton Library is available remotely on all platforms, including mobile devices, so your patrons can use it wherever they are.

Access to these databases has been made possible by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS). If you enjoy the benefits that these databases provide please take a few minutes to email the Library Director,, to share your experience. Thank-you!