Books and Literature

History and literature e-books, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context and American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
eAudioBooks and eBooks
The library has various holdings and the collection expands on a regular basis.​
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable collection of online reference titles.​
Online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history and more.​
A public service that provides NC residents with free 24/7 online access to reliable information and resources that enhance education, statewide economic development and quality of life. Online library resources are available that can be used from the convenience of your own home with an Internet connection. By working collaboratively, this database saves NC libraries money and puts all NC residents 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 and 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.​
Reader advisory service searchable by author, title, series name and plot. 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.
A collection of animated talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, math stories, read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), videos (from National Geographic) and TumbleTV, which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, puzzles and games.
Universal Class
Learn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses.​
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