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e-iNC Overdrive eBook Collection: The Burke County Public Library is now participating in Overdrive's Ebook and Audiobook collections. Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, cell phone, iPod, or ebook reader (including Kindle). The collection includes current popular titles and will continue to grow each year. You just need your library card number, PIN, and internet access to get started!

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Open Library eBook Collection: North Carolina Libraries are participating in OpenLibrary.org. Over 100,000 books, including classics, romance, mysteries, histories and children's books, are available to download to your computer or ePub supporting eBook reader (ex: Nook, Sony Ebook Reader)! Some books even have the option to "send" straight to your Kindle! Books can be kept for 2 weeks and require Adobe Digital Editions. You can loan up to 5 titles at a time. Please note that you must be within the state of North Carolina for the geolocation technology to allow you to access the books and you must create a log-in for the site.

Getting Started with Open Library
How to Use OpenLibrary.org with your Nook

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NC Live's eBook Page: One-stop shopping for eBooks through the NC Live home page. This resource does not allow files to be downloaded to a computer or ebook reader; you must read them on the website. * * If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces). Call or come by the library today for more information!

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Project Gutenberg: A volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks." Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books, both nonfiction and classics, and can be used on almost any computer or downloaded to almost any eBook reader.

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National Academies Press : All PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be downloadable to anyone free of charge. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports produced by the Press. The mission of the National Academies Press (NAP) — publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine , and National Research Council — is to disseminate the institutions’ content as widely as possible while maintaining financial sustainability. The free PDFs are available exclusively from the NAP’s website and remain subject to copyright laws.

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Lendle: Do you have a Kindle™? Are you interested in lending and borrowing books with other Kindle™ users? Check out Lendle, The easiest, fastest, fairest, and best way to lend and borrow Kindle™ books.

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Storyline Online: Have your Favorite Author Read a book to you! The Screen Actors Guild is proud to bring you Storyline Online, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children's books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. This program has been made possible by a waiver from the Screen Actors Guild.

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International Children's Digital Library: A nonprofit website created eight years ago by researchers at the University of Maryland at College Park, offers nearly 4,500 free children's books in 54 languages from more than 200 countries, complete with an iPad-friendly interface and an iPhone app.

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MyiLibrary eBook Collection: Over 379 titles in History, Biography, Education, Art, Literature, Medicine, the Sciences, the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and more in an easy to use program. This resource does not allow files to be downloaded to a computer or ebook reader; you must read them on the website.This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

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Popular Magazines and Newspapers: A list of magazines and newspapers you can read online, for free! Includes things like Consumer Reports, People, Good Housekeeping, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal! This resource does not allow files to be downloaded to a computer or ebook reader; you must read them on the website. This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

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EBSCO eBook Collection: 24,467 titles in Literature, Technology, Career and Self Help, How-to books, Classic Literature and more! This resource does not allow files to be downloaded to a computer or ebook reader; you must read them on the website.This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection: Over 200 titles in History, Literature, and more. This resource does not allow files to be downloaded to a computer or ebook reader; you must read them on the website.This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

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Gale Virtual Reference Library: 30 Reference books and Encyclopedias in Religion, History, Philosophy, and more. A great place to start for research and papers! This resource does not allow files to be downloaded to a computer or ebook reader; you must read them on the website.This resource is accessed through NC Live. *