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Library Resources

These resources are made available to you by the Orange County Public Library.

Overdrive Ebooks OnlineOverDrive eBooks 

OverDrive allows you to download library eBooks to read on your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, computer or mobile device. These eBooks check out for three weeks at a time. All you need to access OverDrive is your library card number. offers one-on-one support for students and job-seekers. Students can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class, and standardized test preparation and college entrance exams. Job-seekers can work with professional tutors for help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more. All you need to access is your library card number, though you can create a personalized account if you wish.


CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. All you need to access CultureGrams is a library card number.


Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. All you need to access NoveList Plus is a library card number.

Transparent Language OnlineTransparent Language

A language-learning service that includes pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages. Transparent Language products are used in more than 12,000 civilian and government educational institutions, including major universities and government agencies, such as the US Navy, US Marine Corp, Special Operations Command, and the Defense Language Institute. To access Transparent Languages, sign up with your library card number, and then create an account.

Provides a searchable collection of 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.



NC LIVE Resources

NC Live

NC LIVE is a state-wide service that provides access to high quality information, including a searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more. To access NC LIVE resources, you will need to select Orange County Library as your library, and enter your library card number.

Books & Literature

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

Business & Management

investing, small business, company information, entrepreneur

Career, Jobs & Test Preparation

resumes, cover letters, practice tests, company information

Current Issues

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

Data & Demographics

SimplyMap, business & marketing data, NC county profiles, company information

Education & Teacher Resources

peer-reviewed journals, NC education information, lesson plans, classroom resources

Everything NC!

state and local government information, NCpedia, jobs, business information

Genealogy & Historical Maps

HeritageQuest, Sanborn Maps, historical census, local history

Government & Law

law reviews, NC & US bill information, public policy, newspapers

Health & Wellness

disease information, CDC, NC Health Info, preventative medicine

History & Biography

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

Hobbies & Interests

reader’s advisory, books, auto repair, cooking, gardening

Homework Help

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

Images & Art

CAMIO, museum images, paintings, sculptures

Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers

current news, articles, peer-reviewed

Nursing & Allied Health

journals & research, medical ethics, mental health, disease information

Philosophy & Religion

journals, Encyclopedia of Religion, ethics


child development, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar

Science & Technology

biology, forensic science, astronomy, energy, evolution, NOVA