eBooks and eAudiobooks
The Southern Pines Public Library offers the following eBook and eAudiobook subscriptions for your use with your library card. If you have problems logging in, please call or visit the library for assistance. Personalized tutorials are available if you need further assistance.
Southern Pines Public Library is a part of North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL), a consortium of libraries in North Carolina for digital media. NC Digital Library is a product of Overdrive. If you are interested in eAudiobooks, eBooks, eVideos, or eMusic then check out the NCDL website. The NCDL has access to all of the media formats that OverDrive provides. Visit the OverDrive resources website for a list of compatible devices and their usable formats.
In addition, be aware that the checkout period for eAudiobooks in the NCDL is 7 days, while the checkout period for eBooks is 14 days. eBooks may be returned early in order to check out more materials, but eAudiobooks may not.
Before you start downloading, determine which device you will be using and check out the help documents below. Additionaly, you will want to download the OverDrive Media Console software or application as needed.
The following documents are available to help you with the North Carolina Digital Library:
Also take a look at these OverDrive documents to help you with the North Carolina Digital Library:
See the list of devices that are supported portable audio devices through Overdrive.
If you have questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) or the NCDL help page.
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Available through NCLive, ABC-CLIO contains history & literature eBooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
eBooks on EBSCOhost is available through NCLive. It contains over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
With Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) you can browse, search and download eBook articles anytime from any Internet-connected device. The eBooks you can access are digitally reproduced from trusted, authoritative reference works from Gale and their publishing partners.
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
MyiLibrary is an electronic platform that offers library users access to some of the most topical and current eBooks available today. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials online from any location. In addition, you may be able to download entire eBooks and transfer them to your favorite e-reader device.
Also available through NCLive, OneClick digital contains downloadable audio books on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.
Open Library account holders can borrow up to to 5 eBooks from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub. The checkout period for these books is two weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an eBook?
eBook is short for "electronic book." It is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read using a computer, tablet, or eBook reader.
How do I access eBooks?
You may access eBooks from the library's public Internet computers or through the library's Online Reference Resources as a remote user from any other location (ex. from home or office). You can also access eBooks through the North Carolina Digital Library site. You will need your library card number and your PIN number to access these resources.
Do I need any special software in order to view the eBooks?
Yes, NC Digital Library uses the OverDrive Media Console software or application to access their eBooks. Also, an Adobe Digital Editions account is required before you will be able to download eBooks. If either program is not installed on your computer you will need to install it before using NCDL. You can download the software free of charge from the Adobe Digital Editions and OverDrive websites.
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