All of the resources listed here have easy, secure access. All you need to get started 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. With a hotspot, you can connect up to 15 wi-fi enabled devices to 4G LTE and 3G networks and charge external devices. Find out more here.
|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.
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 Tutor.com with your library card number, and then create a personalized account, if you wish.
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.
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.
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NC KIDS Digital Library
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
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
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
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