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Adults: Digital Resources

Information for Adult Programming and Resources

Hoopla and North Carolina Digital Library

What is Hoopla?

A digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics/graphic novels and TV shows to enjoy.  There are titles available for both adults and children.

Is there a mobile app?

Yes.  You can stream titles through the Hoopla mobile app, available at the Apple app store and the Android Google Play store.

How many titles can I borrow at a time?

You can borrow up to 5 titles per month.

How long can I borrow a title?

            Ebooks, audiobooks, and comics/graphic novels – 21 days

            Music – 7 days

            Movies and TV show episodes – 3 days        

Can I place a title on hold?

            No, since titles are always available.

What is the North Carolina Digital Library?

A digital media service that allows you to borrow videos, audiobooks, and ebooks to enjoy. There are titles available for both adults and children.

Is there a mobile app?

Yes.  You can stream titles through the Libby mobile app, available at the Apple app store and the Android Google Play store.

How many titles can I borrow at a time?

            You can borrow up to 6 titles at a time

How long can I borrow a title?

Ebooks and audiobooks:  14 days (default)

In settings, you can change this default to 7 days or 21 days. (Certain titles may have lending periods that can't be changed.)

Videos:  3 days (default)

In settings, you can change this default to 5 days or 7 days. (Certain titles may have lending periods that can't be changed.)

Can I renew a title?

Yes, you can renew a title 3 days before it is due. (If there are hold on the title, you won’t be able to renew it.  Choose “Request Again” to place a hold instead.)

Can I place a title on hold?

Yes, you can place up to 6 holds at a time.  You will receive an email when the title is available.

NC Live Ebooks

            ABC-CLIO Ebook Collection

History and literature.

Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete

Scholarly and general nonfiction on studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.

            Ebooks on Ebscohost

Fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional.

            Gale Ebooks

Reference titles and test prep.

Homegrown Ebooks Collection

North Carolina publisher titles ofpopular and scholarly nonfiction, novels, short fiction, and poetry.

What is NC Live?

What is NC LIVE?

A collection of digital resources that allows you to access many formats, including ebooks and videos.  These materials are geared towards adults and are mostly nonfiction, though there is some fiction available as well.

Is there a mobile app?

No, but you can access these titles through any web browser.

Other information on access?

Since this is a collection of resources, the loan periods and other terms vary depending on which resource you are using. 

NC Live Streaming Videos

Films on Demand Video Collection

Business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, science & math, travel, fitness, home, how-to, indie films, popular music performances, award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional & vocational training, historical speeches & newsreels.

            Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Gives children and their parents a kid-safe, ad-free media platform to explore and enjoy.  Includes videos, songs, audio titles, interactive and educational games, and more.