Books & Audiobooks
OverDrive digital collection allows access to eBooks and audiobooks, extending content beyond the physical walls of the library available anytime, anywhere. Use the Libby App on your tablet, phone or any app capable device today! Overdrive instructions here.
Alamance County Public Libraries’ eBook collection, Axis 360, is available to ACPL cardholders (must have a valid card and pin number). Axis 360 titles will currently run on any Windows PC and on iOS and Android mobile devices. Below is a list of downloading instructions (Axis360 eBooks currently will not work with basic Kindles or Nook devices). Axis 360 Instructions
Note: Axis 360 will no longer be available as of May 2021.
A digital streaming service providing patrons an enormous selection of digital movies and television shows, music, ebooks, e-audiobooks, and comics. Available through the app from a multitude of devices, including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku. Find Hoopla instructions here.
Also known as the NC Live Homegrown Collection. A growing library of traditional content including, fiction, graphic novels, comics, children’s books, university press books and much more. Accessible using modern web browsers, including Google Chrome, our preferred browser. BiblioBoard is also available on the iPad®, iOS versions 7+, as well as Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (Android 4.0+).
Movies, Music, & Television
A digital streaming service providing patrons an enormous selection of digital movies and television shows, music, eBooks, e-audiobooks, and comics. Available through the app from a multitude of devices, including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku. Find Hoopla instructions here.
Films On Demand is a database that provides access to over 20,000 educational films and documentaries. The site provides materials for nearly every course and discipline.
Through June 2021, find downloadable magazines through Overdrive and the Libby app!
3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 historical NC county newspapers including the daily Burlington Times-News
Children’s Books, Audiobooks, & More
For kids’ pre – K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library. Over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read – Alongs are now available to younger readers via 85 regional, county and municipal libraries in North Carolina through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. These materials are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere.
TumbleBook Library is a curated database of children’s e-books. With over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.
ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For kids age 2 to 6 year olds at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy.
Sites with Public Domain Titles
- Google Books – Download full copies of out-of-copyright books from a variety of public domain titles(100’s of 1000’s of titles)
- Internet Archive – A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music.(over 2.5 million titles)
- ManyBooks.net (29,000 titles)
- Online Books Page (over 1 million titles)
- Project Gutenberg – For on-line texts, Project Gutenberg is still on the cutting edge with over 10,000 classics, including international titles. (over 60,000 titles)
- Open Library One web page for every book ever published (a collection of over 20 million records and growing)