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Available from any computer with Internet access.
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Available from any computer with a library card, provided by NC LIVE.
Available from any computer within a library building.
DCL eBooks for Checkout from OverDrive
Download the latest eBooks for reading on your computer or portable device, at any time of the day or night from anywhere in the world! You will need your library card number and your PIN. For help getting started with eBooks, visit our eBook Help Page.
eBooks from NC LIVE
NC LIVE offers several collections of eBooks including MyiLibrary, EBSCOhost collection, Gale Virtual Reference, ABC-CLIO eBook collection and Open Library.
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Contains a large collection of eBooks covering American history and world history, as well as history books on more obscure topics, such as the history of sports, fashion, food and scientific discoveries. There are also many books that discuss what life was like during certain time periods in different countries, including recipes. There is also a small multicultural and gender studies collection.
Public Domain eBooks from Overdrive and Project Gutenberg
OverDrive, has now made available over 15,000 eBook titles from Project Gutenberg. These titles are available without signing into OverDrive, the checkouts from the collection do not count against your regular checkout/lending options from OverDrive, the downloads do not expire and you use Adobe Digital Editions software to view them.
All of the following sites offer free access to eBooks that can be downloaded, read on your computer. You can find fiction, nonfiction, classics and many technical and computer books from these sites.
e-Audiobooks from OverDrive
Download the latest e-audiobooks for listening on your computer or portable device, at any time of the day or night from anywhere in the world! You will need your library card number and your PIN. For help getting started with e-Audiobooks, visit our e-Audiobook Help Page.
One Click Digital
A collection of e-audiobooks which you can listen to online on topics including language learning, medical, health, American history, world history, North Carolina history, project management, classic literature, art, do-it-yourself and criminology.
The following sites offer free access to e-Audiobooks that can be downloaded and listened to on your computer.
NC LIVE Video Collection
Contains over 250 high-quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation and UNC TV which you can stream to your computer. The complete list of titles includes several of Ken Burns’ documentaries, Masterpiece, NOVA and children’s shows.
The following sites offer free video streaming to your computer.