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All of the resources listed here have easy, secure access. All you need is a library card and Internet access. If you don't have Internet access at home, you can use our computers and/or free wi-fi at one of our locations

If you need Internet access, check out one of our Wi-Fi to Go hotspots. Find out more here.

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Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music and more, 24/7, no waiting, with your library card.

Overdrive eBooks and eAudio OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks
Download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to read on your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, computer or mobile device  with OverDrive. You may check out these digital items for three weeks at a time. 
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Students -- Get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class, and standardized test preparation and college entrance exams.

Job-seekers -- Get help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more.

You may access with your library card number, and then create a personalized account, if you wish.
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Get reading recommendations from the world's premiere database for libraries. Novelist Plus is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. 
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Search census records, birth records, death and marriage records, newspaper articles, historical stories, photos, historical maps and more. This resource is only available inside the library through a desktop icon on library computers.
Biographies for Beginners

Biographies for Beginners
Illustrated biographies designed for students in grades 4 and up.



Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.



NC KIDS Digital Library
Access over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs for young readers through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. All titles can be accessed via the app on all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only). 



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NC LIVE is a free state-wide service providing access to searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, ebooks, historical materials, maps and more. To access NC LIVE resources, you only need to select Orange County Library as your library, and enter your library card number.

Books and Literature
novels, authors, poetry, criticism, drama, plays, e-books, videos, reading recommendations

Business and Management
investing, small business, company information, entrepreneurship

Career, Jobs and Test Preparation
resumes, cover letters, practice tests, company information

Current Issues
pro/con essay, stem cell research, immigration, global warming, capital punishment

Data and Demographics
SimplyMap, business & marketing data, NC county profiles, company information

Education and Teacher Resources
peer-reviewed journals, NC education information, lesson plans, classroom resources

Everything NC!
state and local government information, NCpedia, jobs, business information

Genealogy and Historical Maps
HeritageQuest, Sanborn Maps, historical census, local history

Government and Law
law reviews, NC & US bill information, public policy, newspapers

Health and Wellness
disease information, CDC, NC Health Info, preventative medicine

History and Biography
WWII, Civil War, presidents, world history, ancient history, e-books, videos

Hobbies and Interests
reader’s advisory, books, auto repair, cooking, gardening

Homework Help
encyclopedias, magazines, test preparation, writing help, research starters

Images and Art
CAMIO, museum images, paintings, sculptures

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
current news, articles, peer-reviewed

Nursing and Allied Health
journals & research, medical ethics, mental health, disease information

Philosophy and Religion
journals, Encyclopedia of Religion, ethics

child development, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar

Science and Technology
biology, forensic science, astronomy, energy, evolution, NOVA