Resources A to Z

Your Library card is the gateway to the full array of free electronic resources.  Some resources require a PIN, a password, or are accessible only from the Library’s public computers. Unless noted below, all resources are accessible 24/7 from anywhere.

Questions?  Give us a call at 828-884-3151 ext. 4.

African American Heritage provides key genealogical and historical records specific to tracing the lives of African Americans. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource with more than 20 billion records allowing users to search genealogy and family history records. Ancestry is available on the Library’s computers in the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room and the Adult Reference area or on laptops through the Library’s wi-fi connection. In Library use ONLY.

DigitalNC contains thousands of items from libraries, archives, and museums around the state and is a terrific resource for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone interested in the history and culture of NC.   The images are part of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.  Approximately 2000 of our local images, 1994-1966 Brevard High School annuals, 1948-1966 Rosman High School annuals, 1940-1954 Ecusta Echo, 1900-1916 Sylvan Valley News, and 1917-1923 Brevard News are available here as well as material from Brevard College and the Brevard Music Center.

FEMA Flood Documents These documents are available for flood insurance holders to read and review. Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open documents.

Flipster is a digital e-magazine service featuring a wide variety of titles for all ages (currently 51 titles). Use your library card to access current and back issues of popular titles from the link on our website.  (App available for phones, tablets, and iPad)

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served.  It also includes some international records as well as a variety of non-military records (e.g. passport applications and Homestead Records).

Heritage Quest is accessible through NC LIVE on ANY of the Library’s public computers in the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, the Adult Reference area, and through the Library’s wifi connection. HeritageQuest contains the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1940; over 28,000 fully scanned family and local histories indexed by title, individual name, place and keyword; local history articles;  selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files;  the searchable files of Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), founded to serve African Americans; city directories, immigration records, military records, the U.S. Serial Set—Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in LexisNexis ® U.S. Serial Set, and more.

hoopla is a digital media service that provides access to movies, TV shows, full music albums, eBooks, and audiobooks.  Thousands of titles, always available. Content is available for adult cardholders. (App available for phones, tablets, and iPads)

Library Catalog is our online catalog where patrons can search for material owned by TCL, see current checkout status, place holds, check fines, and more.

NCKids Digital Library is a statewide eBook consortium specifically for kids, pre-K through elementary.  It includes over 7,400 eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs  through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. These resources are always available for every child across North Carolina.

NC LIVE, our statewide information gateway, offers free online access to ebooks, eaudios, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals, and most importantly, full-text access to thousands of articles from hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and journals.          NC LIVE includes ProQuest Central which searches for full-text articles; Mango Languages, an interactive language learning module; Data-Axle Reference Solutions (formerly RefUSA); Morningstar Investment Research Center; Auto Repair Source, SIRS Issues Researcher, and much more.

The North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL) lets you download audiobooks, ebooks and other media 24/7 with your Library card number and PIN via the Overdrive platform.

NoveList Plus offers suggestions for reading and read-alikes for your favorite books and authors.  This service is also integrated into the Library’s online catalog using the “Similar Titles” feature in the catalog.

RB Digital has movies, concerts, independent films, and courses to binge watch at your leisure. Each “channel” checkout includes full access to that “channel” for 7 days, so you can watch every episode during that week.  “Channels” include, AcornTV, Stingray Qello, The Great Courses, Pongalo, IndieFlix, and LiveItLive. The library is trying this new resource.  Content is available for adult cardholders.  (App available for phones, tablets, and iPads)

TumbleBooks is an online collection of ebooks and read-along picture books, non-fiction, graphic novels, math stories, language learning, educational videos, and games designed for pre-K through elementary. provides on-demand online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and writing assistance for K-12 students, college students, and adult learners in over 60 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm every day. Spanish speaking tutors are also available for certain subjects. Connect online with an expert Job Coach and also visit the Adult Learning & Career Center. Login with your library card number and PIN from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Universal Class is a collection of over 500 online video courses. Whether you are interested in professional or personal growth, there’s a class for you.

WOWbrary is the best way to keep up with the Library’s newest books, movies and more! The weekly email allows you to be among the first to know about the newest items hitting (or about to hit) the library’s shelves.  Sign up HERE!