Search census records, birth records, death and marriage records, newspaper articles, historical stories, photos, historical maps, and more. This resource is only on library public computers.
Biographies for Beginners
Find illustrated biographies designed for students in grades 4 and up in Biographies for Beginners on FactCite.
Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music and more -- 24/7, no waiting -- with your library card. And no late fees, hoopla features an automated service that returns your item once your time is up. Check-out limit: 3 items/month. Visit the hoopla site .
If you are a first time user, create a hoopla account by clicking through to the hoopla site and selecting "Sign Up Now." When creating your account, enter your email address, a password and your library card number. (Our library does not use PIN numbers with hoopla.) If you are accessing with a tablet or smartphone, follow the instructions to download the free app compatible with your device. Enjoy!
Daily usage cap Though our e-content services are free for you to use, some of these services incur a cost to the library each time someone borrows an item. This is the case with hoopla.
To ensure our ability to provide access to hoopla year-round without exceeding our annual budget, there is a daily limit on hoopla lending.
If demand is high, and the limit is reached, you might receive the message,"Our daily lending limit has been reached. Please continue to browse, add to favorites, and come back tomorrow." The spending limit rolls over at midnight EST each evening so we recommend trying again after the rollover.
Only interested in seeing content for kids and families? Visit "Settings" in the hoopla app or "Account" page on the hoopla site and flip the toggle to put hoopla into "Kids Mode." Doing so replicates the experience kids might have in the children's section of the library.
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 in the NC Kids Digital Library 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).
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.
OverDrive or libby = Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
Use OverDrive to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to read on your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, computer or mobile device. Check-out periods are three weeks; renewals possible.
Rebecca B. Wall Local History Collection
Begin your local history search at the library, using our online and onsite collections. Find out more here.
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