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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.
DCoL 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. Help & More Info
eBooks from NC LIVE
NC LIVE offers several collections of ebooks including the 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.
Home Grown eBooks Collection
A collection of more than 1,000 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
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.
Libros electrónicos para ciber-niños.
Tumble Biblio Enfants
Cyber-livres pour cyber-enfants.
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. Help & More Info
The following sites offer free access to e-Audiobooks that can be downloaded and listened to on your computer.
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IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. You can instantly view over 6,500 titles from more than 50 different countries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more! Help & More Info
Films on Demand
Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
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.
Image Quest offers a simple search to find images for homework, reports, flyers and presentations. The 3 million images come from 45 sources, are cleared for noncommercial, educational use and are suitable for all ages. Users can download, print or email their images and pull the citations they need. If you are in a DCoL location, you can access Image Quest without a library card here.