Books, Literature, and more

NC CardinalSearch for books and other materials in our catalog. 
Libby/Overdrive (e-Inc)Use your library card to access our online materials. Including books, audiobooks, magazines  and read-alongs. 
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
Online database collection with journals, peer reviewed articles, and more.
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. 
HooplaDownloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with all popular e-readers that support apps. An app is available for download. Users will need to make a personal account to use this resource. When searching for libraries, please select NC LIVE to access the collection. 
NoveList PlusA readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks. 
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.
Consumer ReportsPopular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information. 
New York TimesFull articles from the New York Times (1980-current). 
Wall Street JournalFull articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current). 
Washington PostFull articles from The Washington Post (1996-current). 
Our State Magazine Collection
Search or browse Our State magazine, North Carolina's premier travel, food, and culture publication celebrating the best of life in the state. Every issue from 1933 to 2011 is online in the North Carolina Digital Collections, and articles and advertisements are full text searchable.