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A note to home users:
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) and your password/PIN (the same one your use for Overdrive/Libby and our NC Cardinal online catalog). Call or come by the library today for more information!

eBooks

Fiction and Non-Fiction books for your eBook Reader and your computer.

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e-iNC Overdrive eBook Collection: Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, cell phone, iPod, or ebook reader (including Kindle) from Overdrive. The collection includes current popular titles for all ages and grows every week. You just need your library card number, password, and internet access to get started! If you have a smart phone or tablet, download the Libby app for the best experience.

How-To-Videos and Step-by-Step instructions for each device.

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NC Kids Overdrive eBook Collection: The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library. Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs are now available to younger readers via 85 regional, county and municipal libraries in North Carolina through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. These materials are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere. You just need your library card number, password, and internet access to get started!

How-To-Videos and Step-by-Step instructions for each device.

NC Kids Digital Library is sponsored by NCPLDA: NC Public Library Directors Association, NCGA: NC General Assembly, with assistance from State Library of NC a division of the Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources and supported by an IMLS federal LSTA grant.

NC Live Homegrown EBooks







NC Live's Home Grown Ebooks: The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection consists of more than 4,400 locally-published ebook titles. The collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, McFarland, Press 53, Gryphon House, John F. Blair, and Ingalls that are available in perpetuity with unlimited, simultaneous access, which means no holds, no checkout limits, and no wait lists. Immediate access for everyone, at any time, forever. * * If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number and password. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces) and password. Call or come by the library today for more information!

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NC Live's eBook Page: One-stop shopping for eBooks through the NC Live home page. Some of the titles listed on this page do 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 and password. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces) and password. Call or come by the library today for more information!

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Hoopla: NC Live shifted their RB Digital collection to the Hoopla Platform. Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with all popular e-readers that support apps. An app is available for download. Users will need to make a personal account to use this resource.
* * If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number and password. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces) and password. Call or come by the library today for more information!
Note: This is NOT an unlimited Hoopla collection. The options are limited only to those titles that NC Live already owns.

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Open Library eBook Collection: A downloadable eBook collection with books contributed from libraries across the country. Create a username and password to borrow up to five books at a time.Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Books can be kept for 2 weeks and require Adobe Digital Editions. 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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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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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.