NC LIVE gives you free access to ebooks, audio books, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals, and more. In addition to being a great research tool, NC LIVE also has practice tests and courses for the SAT, ASVAB, resume writing, and may more. You need to have a valid library card number in order to use this service.
Home Grown eBook Collection
NC LIVE has partnered with North Carolina publishers (Algonquin Books, Crossroad Press, John F. Blair, The University of North Carolina Press, and others) to create a collection of fiction and non-fiction titles on a range of subjects. The collection uses a unique lending model...all titles are "always available," meaning there are no waiting lists or holds. When you find a book you wish to read, it will be available for you to check out and enjoy. You can gain access to this service by logging in with your library card number on the NC LIVE website. After you login, you will be redirected to the Home Grown eBook Collection. You will be asked to register for an account with them.
NC ECHO: Exploring Cultural Heritage Online enables users to search across thousands of digitized and born-digital historic materials including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, state documents, newspapers, and much more from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina.
AR Bookfinder allows you to locate books that have AR (accelerated reader) tests available. You can search by title, author, or subject. There is also an advanced search option where you can search by topic of interest, interest level, reading level, and much more. Click here to access the AR Bookfinder.
*Links to all of these electronic resources are available on the CMC website.