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Literature and Readers Advisory


Resources useful for helping you find your next book to read,
and information about authors and works!

Link to the Library's Online Catalog

Library Catalog: Use the Burke County Public Library online catalog to search the holdings of the Morganton, Valdese, and C.B. Hildebrand libraries. Once on the catalog, you can log in with your library card and pin number and renew books, place holds on books, and see what you have checked out.

Link to the Library's Online Catalog




Novelist: A readers' advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks. Use the Appeal Mixer to fnid books to suit your mood. Discover read-a-like books based on your favorite authors or genres. Explore a wide selection of graphic novels and audiobooks. Use Advanced Search to filter based on grade, Lexile score, or Accelerated Reader Level.
* This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

New and Upcoming Books: A list of the new arrivals and upcoming arrivals at the Burke County Public Library. This page links each book to the library catalog so you can just log in and place yourself on the hold list, or learn more about the book, the author, or books like it!

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NC Live: Books and Literature: A list of programs and databases having to do with books and literature. Find poetry, classics, author biographies, book lists, and even literature-themed videos. It's Free, through NC Live! *