NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide online library, serving citizens and member libraries across North Carolina. Designed for at-home use, NC LIVE eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals, media, and other online materials support education, enhance statewide economic development, and increase quality of life.

NC Live provides online access to:

  • 30,000+ eBooks
  • 24,000+ full text journals, magazines, newspapers (e.g., Wall Street Journal)
  • Thousands of videos (e.g., over 500 PBS Videos online!)
  • Thousands of images and maps (e.g., SimplyMap database)
  • Interactive practice tests and job search tools
  • A Health Portal in collaboration with NC Health Info


NC Live contains information on:

  • Auto Repair (Auto Repair Reference Center)
  • Business & Investing Tools (e.g., Hoover's, SimplyMap, etc.)
  • Health and Medicine (e.g., CINAHL, PubMed, etc.)
  • History 
  • College and Career Preparation (LearningExpress Library)
  • Literature & Literary criticism (e.g., NoveList Plus, eBooks, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial Information (e.g., Morningstar, Hoover's, etc.)
  • Genealogy and Family History (HeritageQuest)
  • Primary Source Documents (ABC-CLIO)
  • Reference (Gale Virtual Reference Collection)