Books and Literature

eResourceDescription
ABC-Clio
History and literature e-books, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
Axis 360
Download popular titles, classics, best sellers and more from Axis 360 using your Cabarrus County Public Library card. You can find help downloading the appropriate reading application for your device on the ebooks help page.
eAudioBooks and eBooks
The Library has various holdings for eAudiobooks and eBooks with the collection expanding on a regular basis.​
Gale Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.​
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable collection of online reference titles.​
MyiLibrary
Online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history, and more.​
NC LIVE
Our main database is NC LIVE. NC LIVE is a public service that provides North Carolinians with free 24/7 online access to reliable information and resources that enhance education, statewide economic development, and quality of life. NC LIVE resources are online library resources that can be used from the convenience of your own home with an Internet connection. By working collaboratively, NC LIVE saves North Carolina libraries money and puts all North Carolinians in a better position to make decisions, take action, and find the information they need. What’s available:
  • 25,000 eBooks
  • 18,000 full text journals, magazines, newspapers 400 videos
  • Thousand of images and maps
  • Interactive tests and tools​
NC LIVE Video Collection
Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns', Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.​
NoveList
Readers' advisory service searchable by author, title, series name, and plot. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners.​
NoveList K-8 Plus

Reader's advisory service for fiction and nonfiction titles, designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Searchable by author, title, series name, plot, and lexile level. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners.​

Open Library
A downloadable eBook collection with books contributed from libraries across the country. Create a username and password to borrow up to five books at a time.
Universal Class
Learn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses.​
WorldCat
The world's largest library catalog. Find what you want in a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.​
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