Borrow and read free eBooks, eAudios, and eMagazines on your eReader, mobile device, or computer using the eiNC consortium of NC libraries.
Download the Libby app to your phone or tablet for easy access to the same free content available on Overdrive.
History and literature ebooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.
Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.
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.
Open Education North Carolina Collection contains free, open textbooks that have been curated for the most frequently taught courses across North Carolina's 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Faculty can adopt these open educational resources (OER) to save their students money and lower the overall cost of higher education.
Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offers articles, nonfiction books, images, activities, and websutes curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.
Downloadable 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.
What's the buzz? Enjoy this collection of children's eBooks. Click here for NC Kids training videos!
Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks for students adult learners. Includes practices tests such as GED, GRE, SAT, TEAS, and supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass a high school equivalency test, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.
Open Library is a universal catalog for book metadata. Their goal is to create a web page for every book ever published. They call it “Open Library” because it is a collaborative open source initiative, which means that anyone can use and contribute to the Open Library catalog. In this way, Open Library opens the doors to the places where you can find the book you’re looking for.
NoveList is a readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.
Borrow eBooks through eINC & NC Kids Digital Library
Download popular fiction and non-fiction eBook and eAudio titles to your eReader or mobile device using the eINC consortium of NC libraries. Be sure to log in first in order to see all available titles as a patron of Davie County Public Library. The collection is growing as more libraries join the consortium, and various formats are available including eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo.
The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library. Over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs are now available to younger readers via 85 regional, county and municipal libraries in North Carolina through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. These materials are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere.
For help on downloading eBooks and other resources to your device, see Overdrive Help.
How-To Guides for Downloading eBooks etc.
Visit these online sites for help in using your device to download digital media.
- Google Play How to Download eBooks
- Overdrive Download Guide for e-inc Library
- Using NC Kids Digital Library
- How to Check Out and Return a Public Library Book Through Amazon
- Checking Out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks
Sources for Free eBooks
Many online sources exist for free downloadable eBooks. Here are just a few for you to visit.