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Alabama Virtual Library

Some librarians are concerned that should Gov. Riley's tax plan fail, it could adversely impact the state's virtual library.

Over the last four years, the state funded program has put thousands of magazines, journals and other research materials at user's fingertips.

June Christian at Houston Academy says, "The most important aspect of using it is that it provides researchers with just the most current info possible and very detailed info."

Access is free to Alabama residents. But, some librarians worry the Alabama Virtual Library's future may hinge on the Sept. 9 tax vote.

Librarians at the Houston-Love Memorial Library say the system saves libraries and schools money and provides resources they could never afford on their own.

The Alabama Legislature spends around $2.6 million a year on the virtual library.


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