Investor's Corner with Coffee Service

Investor's corner

Be sure to visit the Investor's Corner on the second floor where comfy leather chairs and coffee service await you. This special section of the library is strictly devoted to investors and those interested in business materials. The library carries Value Line, Morningstar Mutual Funds, Standard & Poor's Stock Report and The Outlook. Our newspaper holdings in this section include Investors Business Daily, the Birmingham Business Journal, and the Wall Street Journal. So grab a chair, a cup of joe, a newspaper, and relax!


Electronic Resources

Library Catalog - use this to search for a book, movie, or other resource.

Remember the old days of card catalogs? These days, the library catalog is all online. This makes searching much easier. Give it a try.

My Account - use this to renew your items online, see what you have checked out, and even pay your fines. You can turn on your "reading history" to keep track of what you have borrowed. For privacy reasons, we don't turn this feature on for you.

Kanopy - find a movie or documentary to watch online. Mountain Brook residents can borrow up to 10 items per months.

Morningstar Funds - use this database to research investments.

Flipster - click on the Flipster link to easily access a site where you can browse available magazines. You can then click on a magazine to view it within your browser. When you have the free Flipster app downloaded, you can select the “Open in App” option to download the magazine to the app, where it can be read and managed offline.

Duolingo - the Library no longer subscribes to Rosetta Stone, recommending the free language-learning software Duolingo instead.


Research Databases - use this to find online journals and magazines (such as Consumer Reports) and reference information on just about any topic you can imagine. This service is provided by the Jefferson County Library Cooperative and there may be additional databases available at specific libraries.

Downloadable Collection of ebooks and audiobooks - use this to find ebooks and audiobooks that you can download to your Nook, Kindle, or iPad.

HOOPLA - use this to instantly download free digital movies, music,                                
and more with your library card.

Mountain Brook residents with a valid library card can borrow 10 hoopla items per month.

Checkout periods are as follows:
Movies & TV - 72 hours
Music - 7 days
Audiobooks, Ebooks, & Comics - 21 days


Emmet O'Neal Library no longer subscribes to Freegal music. Please give Hoopla (above) a try for your listening needs.

Universal Class - create an account and get started learning.

Heritage Quest - learn about your family history.


Recorded Books Digital - Dedicated Apple® and Android™ apps • Available 24/7 • Your favorite authors and bestsellers • Unabridged titles

Didn't find what you needed?

Below are some links to various sources of information that our patrons find helpful. General categories include:

Government Websites

Tax and Economic Information

Links to Local Schools

Websites for Book Lovers
Disaster Preparedness

Information on Aging

Consumer Health Information

Miscellaneous Links

If you can't find what you need, give us a call (205) 445-1121 or drop us an email ( We'll get back to you just as soon as we can with some help.

Government Websites

U.S. Government

Official Government Information in Spanish

The State of Alabama

Passport Information


Tax and Economic Information websites

IRS Tax Forms and Information

Alabama Tax Forms and Information

Information on the Current Economic Crisis

Big Charts


Local Schools

Mountain Brook City Schools

The Altamont School

Indian Springs School

Briarwood Christian School

John Carroll High School


Great Sites for Book Lovers


Reading Group Guides

All Readers

USA Today Books

Reader's Advisor Online Blog

Mystery Lovers


Disaster Prepardness

State of Alabama Emergency Management

Ready Alabama

Active Shooter Information

American Red Cross


Information on Aging

AARP Policy and Research

Internet Resources on Aging



Consumer Health Information


MedlinePlus Magazine

American Medical Association Doctor Finder

Food and Drug Administration

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Centers for Disease Control

Healthy People 2020

SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information in Asian Languages)

NIH/NLM Pillbox: Medication Identification Database

Office of Dietary Supplements

Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Miscellaneous Links

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Online

Cyber Security

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