Public Databases

African American Heritage
The African American Heritage database is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research featuring:
  • African American Family History
  • Census Records
  • Vital Records
  • Freedman and Slave Records
  • Church Records
  • Legal Records... & more!

Alabama Virtual Library


The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library & information resources. Databases include: 
  • Alt Healthwatch
  • Britannica
  • Dictionaries
  • Ebsco
  • ERIC
  • Gale
  • Infotrac
  • Literary criticisms


ncestry Library Edition

(in-house access only*)
Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource directly to the Daphne Public Library. Over 16 billion records on file, including:
  • Census records
  • Family trees
  • Maps
  • Military records
  • Pedigrees
  • Photographs
  • Vital records

A to Z Maps

Over 145,000 free worldwide maps including: 

  • Bathymetric
  • Climate
  • Geology
  • Hurricanes
  • NASA
  • USGS
  • Volcanoes

Heritage Quest

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources including:
  • Census records
  • Books
  • Pensions
  • Bountyland Warrant Application Files
  • Freedman's Bank Records

Camellia Net

Free e-books & audiobooks for your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader:
  • Over 36,000 titles available!
Personal language learning at your own pace:  

  • Over 70 foreign language courses
  • 17 ESL courses
ProQuest Newsstand
View full text from leading publishers throughout the world:

  • Over 1300 Newspapers
  • News websites
  • Blogs
  • USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, & more!
More information about our Public Databases can be found here.