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The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

The JSCC Libraries website includes all Alabama Virtual Library college-level databases.



The library on the Centerpoint Campus of JSCC is a designated selective depository for government documents.

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The 2019 Dr. Patrick Armstrong Memorial Book Drive

The 2019 Dr. Patrick Armstrong Memorial Book Drive

Do you have used books? Great!

Please consider donating them to the Dr. Patrick Armstrong Memorial Book Drive!

The book drive will benefit the Literacy Council of Central Alabama.

The Literacy Council can accept donations of these types of books:

  • Fiction
  • Non- Fiction
  • How-to
  • Cookbooks
  • Self-help
  • Bibles and other inspirational books
  • Children’s books
  • Dictionaries

The Literacy Council cannot accept these types of book donations:

  • encyclopedias
  • textbooks
  • magazine
  • any book in poor condition

You can donate to the book drive at these collection box locations through Thursday 11/7/19:

  • Jefferson Campus: Bethune Deramus Hall, the 1st floor PTK Room
  • Shelby Campus: General Studies Building, 2nd floor collection area, across from the elevator.

Contact: History Instructor, Zac Alexander Email:

Freedom Seminar

Freedom Seminar: Ending Human Trafficking

Learn about the modern-day slave movement and ways you can help end it.

Kevin Austin, founder of Set Free Movement, is our speaker. Kevin has traveled all over the world helping communities fight human trafficking.

Shelby - Hoover Campus Health Sciences Building Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, November 7 at 2:30 pm

Everyone welcome!

Sponsored by:  Liberal Arts Department, Jefferson State Community College Shelby - Hoover Campus

Test Preparation & Practice

Test Preparation Resources Guide

Follow the link above to the JSCC Libraries' Test Preparation Resources Guide:

  • PrepStep for Two Year Colleges
  • The Testing & Education Reference Center

Two online resources for interactive practice exams for everything from the GED, ACCUPLACER, ACT, and SAT through occupational licensing exams for the NCLEX, Paramedic, and more.

Process of Writing

Now Accepting Submissions for Wingspan!


  • Wingspan is the literary and arts magazine published each year by Jefferson State Community College, usually appearing in the Fall semester. Our mission is to bring together a range of poetry, prose, art and photography to produce a magazine that reflects the work and interests of both our college community and the communities we serve.
  • We accept submissions from students, faculty, staff, and community members all year long. Written work should be submitted in MS Word, and art/photography should be submitted as jpeg files, to the editor at Or use the online form below.
  • We encourage everyone who has an interest in literature and the arts to send us his or her work. Each person whose work is chosen to appear in the magazine is given two free copies of the bound, printed version and invited to read at the Spring semester reading, following the publication. Hard copies are available at campus libraries, and an electronic version is also available here.