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eBooks & Audiobooks

NC Digital Library

(NCDL) lets you download audiobooks, eBooks and other electronic resources—24/7 with your Library card number and PIN via the Overdrive platform.  In addition to titles for adults, NCDL includes titles for kids and teens, including NC Battle of the Books titles. Download the app here.

 

NC Kids Digital Library

NC Kids is the statewide eBook consortium specifically for kids, pre-K through elementary.  It includes thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, videos and read-alongs through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. These resources are always available for kids across North Carolina.  Download the app here.

 

Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that provides access to movies, TV shows, full music albums, eBooks, and audiobooks.  Thousands of titles, always available. Download the app here.  Note: Hoopla is not available for Student Access accounts.

 

Tumblebooks

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.

 

Homegrown eBooks Collection via NC Live

A collection of more than 3,700 eBooks by a variety of North Carolina publishers.  Includes popular and scholarly non-fiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.

Magazines & Newspapers

Flipster

Flipster is a digital magazine service featuring a wide variety of popular titles for all ages. Use your library card to access current and back issues of popular magazines.

 

NC Live

NC Live is our statewide information gateway, offering free online access to eBooks, audiobooks, videos, digital 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; Transparent Language, an interactive language learning module; Data-Axle Reference Solutions (formerly RefUSA); Morningstar Investment Research Center; CQ Researcher, and much more.

 

DigitalNC

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.  Digital images are part of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.  DigitalNC offers access to approximately 2,000 of our local images, 1944-1971 Brevard High School annuals, 1948-1966 Rosman High School annuals, 1940-1954 Ecusta Echo, 1900-1916 Sylvan Valley News, 1917-1923 Brevard News, 1933-1940 Transylvania Times, as well as material from Brevard College and the Brevard Music Center.

 

Historic NC Digital Newspapers via NC Live

This resource offers 3.5 million digitized pages of historic newspaper content from the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Homework & Research

Tutor.com

Tutor.com 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.

 

NC Live

NC Live is our statewide information gateway, offering free online access to eBooks, audiobooks, videos, digital 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; Transparent Language, an interactive language learning module; Data-Axle Reference Solutions (formerly RefUSA); Morningstar Investment Research Center; CQ Researcher, and much more.

 

CQ Researcher via NC Live

CQ Researcher reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

 

Credo Reference via NC Live

This premier virtual reference collection includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.

 

Gale in Context: Biography via NC Live

Gale in Context is a biography database which merges Gale’s authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia.  Includes more than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

 

TV, Movies & More

Kanopy

Kanopy is an online streaming service offering thousands of independent, classic, and documentary films— all available free with your library card.  Download the app here.  Note: Kanopy is not available for Student Access accounts.

 

Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that provides access to movies, TV shows, full music albums, eBooks, and audiobooks.  Thousands of titles, always available.  Download the app here.  Note: Hoopla is not available for Student Access accounts.

IndieFlix

IndieFlix streams classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites and documentaries from around the world.  IndieFlix is available through the North Carolina Digital Library on your computer and via the Libby app on your phone, iPad or tablet. After you login, scroll down to Extras to find IndieFlix.  Download the app here.

 

Qello Concerts

Qello Concerts streams the world’s largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries.  Qello Concerts is available through the North Carolina Digital Library on your computer and via the Libby app on your phone, iPad or tablet. After you login, scroll down to Extras to find Qello Concerts.  Download the app here.

Just for Kids Streaming Collection via NC Live

This streaming video collection provides a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform.  Includes the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more.

Test & Career Prep

Tutor.com

Tutor.com 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.

 

LearningExpress Library and Prepstep Academic via NC Live

This is a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions which provide interactive tutorials, practice tests, eBooks, flashcards and articles for academic skill building, standardized test prep, career development and more.  Includes college entrance exam and occupational certification practice tests like the GED, GRE, SAT, ASVAB and more.

 

Cypress Resume via NC Live

This is an easy-to-use resume building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

 

Ferguson’s Career Guidance via NC Live

Ferguson’s is a career database that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits.  Includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.

Online Learning

Universal Class

Universal Class offers lifelong learning in 30+ subject areas (many with CEUs).  More than 500 courses are available, from computer software to gardening to babysitting 101. Universal Class is available through the North Carolina Digital Library on your computer and via the Libby app on your phone, iPad or tablet. After you login, scroll down to Extras to find Universal Class. Download the app here.

Craftsy

Craftsy is an online resource for creative makers where you can find everything you need  – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. Craftsy is available through the North Carolina Digital Library Libby website on your computer and via the Libby app on your phone, iPad or tablet. After you login, scroll down to Extras to find Craftsy.  Download the app here.

The Great Courses

The Great Courses Collection is the leading brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment.  Over 250 courses taught by the world’s top experts covering a broad range of subjects including philosophy, science, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel and business.  The Great Courses Collection is available through the North Carolina Digital Library on your computer and via the Libby app on your phone, iPad or tablet. After you login, scroll down to Extras to find The Great Courses. Download the app here.

Transparent Language

This provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner.

Genealogy

African American Heritage

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

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. Note: Ancestry is only available for in-Library use.

 

Fold3

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 and a variety of non-military records (e.g. passport applications and Homestead Records).

 

Heritage Quest via NC Live

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.

 

DigitalNC

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.   Digital images are part of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.  DigitalNC offers access to approximately 2,000 of our local images, 1944-1971 Brevard High School annuals, 1948-1966 Rosman High School annuals, 1940-1954 Ecusta Echo, 1900-1916 Sylvan Valley News, 1917-1923 Brevard News, 1933-1940 Transylvania Times, as well as material from Brevard College and the Brevard Music Center.

Readers Services

NoveList via NC Live

NoveList 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 “Suggested Reads” feature.

Wowbrary

Wowbrary is the best way to keep up with the Library’s newest books, movies and more. This 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.

eNewsletters

Visit this page to sign up for curated reading recommendations, bestseller lists, new releases, and more— all delivered right to your email inbox.  Sign up here.

Popular Resources

Craftsy


Over 1,000 online video courses for creative makers.

Kanopy


Thousands of classic, independent, & documentary films- ready to watch anytime, anywhere.

Tutor.com


Live, online tutoring available everyday from 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

NC Digital Library


Click to access eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.