Other Available eBooks

What is an eBook

An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read on a computer or on an eBook reader. Sometimes eBooks are called digital or digitized books. You read these books, they are not the same thing as an, eAudiobook that you listen to.

Read Only

You can open the eBook and read it in a web browser, however you can't download it to your computer or device.


The eBook can be downloaded and read on your computer or eReader device. If it is a loaned eBook, you will only have access to it for the length of your loan period.

Other NCLive eBooks

  • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
    200 history and literature titles. For example, Cooking in Ancient Civilizations and also a large collection of American slave narratives.
  • EBSCOhost eBook Collection
    24,467 titles in literature, technology, career and self help, how-to books and more. For example, Be Prepared!: Getting Ready for Job Interviews. You can search by author, title, subject or keyword just as you do in the library's catalog.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A collection of 30 encyclopedias and reference books; for example, UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography (10 volumes).
  • Home Grown eBook Collection
    A collection of more than 3,200 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
  • Open Library
    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.

Free eBooks

  • Baen Free Library
    Baen Books, a publisher of science fiction & fantasy novels, has available a number of its titles in electronic format.
  • Documenting the American South
    Contains early North Carolina history and literature, eBooks are read only
  • Internet Archive
    A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies and music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.
  • Open Library
    A project to make a web page for every book ever published. You can search for eBooks only or browse what's available. Open Library is part of the Internet Archive. Use the link below to go directly to their digital collections.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg offers more than 33,000 titles, pre-1923. Find the classics.