Readers’ Services: Downloadable Titles

The library offers access to several downloadable book services:

North Carolina Digital Library

We’ve added printable versions of many of our most popular handouts to the North Carolina Digital Library page.


RecordedBooks OneClick Digital Media

This collection of audiobooks can be downloaded to a variety of MP3 players and other devices.  It includes a collection of over 1200 fiction, nonfiction, young adult and children’s titles.  Attend an upcoming free webinar to learn how to use this new service.  Go to for dates and times.

To get started with OneClick Digital, access this guide for basic written explanation of the steps in the process. Videos are also included in the guide.

NC Live Services


A collection of over 200,000 and growing downloadable eBooks that can be transferred to a variety of eReaders. The titles include fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children’s titles published between 1923 and 1999.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
Nearly 25,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. The EBSCOhost eBook collection includes a wide variety of titles that can be read on the computer and will soon be able to transfer to a device.  Click on the ‘Learn More’ section at the bottom of the main page. Visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost Support Center at: for detailed information, quick guides and video tutorials.

Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library's eBooks collection provides career guides, study aides, and test-preparation books to help people prepare for high-stakes tests; to pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams; or to advance in school or professionally.

Gale Virtual Reference
(NCLive) Articles and criticisms, including peer-reviewed, bios and interviews, novels, short stories, poems, and literary magazines.

ABC-CLIO Collection (NCLive) Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors and Literature in Context series, which helps you understand the time period of our most classic works.