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Begin exploring your family tree by searching through billions of public records, including photos and newspaper obituaries. Enjoy free remote access from home through 12/31/2020.

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Train your brain with exercises to improve attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence.

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Community History Archive

Access The Mountaineer newspaper online, from anywhere. From 1880-2013, search for people, places, and events, and discover more about Haywood County history.

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Credo Reference

Start your research with Credo. Find nearly four million full text articles in over a hundred subjects, videos, images, and more.


DigitalNC Collections

Explore the history of North Carolina. Browse over 90,000 documents and articles related to the Tar Heel state.

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Films on Demand

Browse and stream over 40,000 titles, including educational films, documentaries, independent films, and more.

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Heritage Quest Online

Discover your family history using historical records, including US Indian census rolls and the US Freedman’s Bank Record.

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Prepare for college entrance tests, as well as career preparation and continuing education. Includes courses taught in Spanish.

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Mango Languages

Learn more than 70 languages on your computer or mobile device, including English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

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Scientifically-based, peer-reviewed health and wellness information from the National Institutes of Health.

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NC Digital Library

Read thousands of eBooks, magazines, and stream movies from your computer or mobile device.

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NC Kids Digital Library

Like the NC Digital Library, but for kids! Access thousands of materials suitable for ages Pre-K through 4th grade.

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NC Live

Access a collection of databases to aid in your research, including eBooks, videos, test prep, and career development resources.

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Home Grown Collection

Access and download thousands of free eBooks from NC authors on your computer or mobile device.

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Search over 8,400 articles related to North Carolina, including ANCHOR, a digital history textbook spanning thousands of years.

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NoveList Plus

Browse dozens of niche genres and use curated reading lists to find your next favorite book.

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NuWav Legal Documents

Access and print a wide selection of professional-quality North Carolina legal documents and forms.

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The New York Times

Get complimentary access to the digital version of The New York Times. First time users will need to create an account.

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Access digital eBooks, audiobooks, and stream video, including Acorn TV and The Great Courses collection.

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TumbleBook Library

Enjoy hundreds of books, puzzles, games, and online learning tools designed just for kids in grades K-6.

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Universal Class

Learn valuable skills and earn CEUs at your own pace in over 500 online courses and programs.