Community Resources

NC 211 – an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals can dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.

Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce – The Alamance Chamber works hard to enhance the welfare of Alamance County business as well as promote and stimulate economic vitality for our members and the community.

New to the Area – Moving to any new place can be a challenge. To ease this transition, we’d like to help you find some of the information you need when you move to our area.

Downloadable & Streaming

Hoopla – A digital streaming service providing patrons an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, and comics. Also available on: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku. Find Hoopla instructions here.


OverdriveOverDrive digital collection allows access to eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines 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’s Libby Instructions Here.

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For Kids

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ABC Mouse – helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For kids age 2 to 8 year olds at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.

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TumbleBook Library – a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.  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.

NCKids Digital Library – 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.

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Business, Non-Profit, & Finance

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) – Reference USA helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

Alamance Community College Small Business Center

NC Center for Nonprofits –

ICE House Entrepreneurship Program

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Genealogy & History

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Ancestry Library Edition – With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

Due to COVID-19, Ancestry Library is temporarily allowing remote access. Click here!

HeritageQuest Online – An NC LIVE database that you can access with your library card, HeritageQuest provides access to U.S. census records, books, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman’s Bank deposit or records. It also can lead you to resources on how to do genealogy research!


Digital NC Resources – Materials contributed to DigitalNC by Alamance County Public Libraries include a variety of high school yearbooks and the “Mebane Leader” newspaper.  Many historic Burlington City Directories are also available.

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Historic NC Digital Newspapers – 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 historical NC county newspapers including the daily Burlington Times-News.

Salem History – includes biographical information on thousands of historical figures from ancient times to the twentieth century.  It is especially useful for researching rulers, political figures, scientists, inventors, and important figures in arts and literature.  Many articles also contain information on important historical events and discoveries in science and commerce.

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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.

EBSCO Learning Express / PrepStep – Suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions which provide interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more.

Career Preparation – Achieve your job and career goals and get ready for future success.

Job & Career Accelerator from Learning Express – Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, get detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations. Find careers that match your skills and interests. Access millions of current job and internship postings.  Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more.

NC Live

NC LIVE – offers citizens of North Carolina online access to complete articles from over 10,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, indexing for over 20,000 periodical titles, and access to over 24,000 electronic books.  NC LIVE is available free of charge to library patrons, both in the library and remotely.


NCpedia – Looking for information about North Carolina? NCpedia highlights North Carolina’s unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform.

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Skill Building

Transparent Language

Transparent Language

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner.

Consumer Reports

Online access to Consumer Reports magazine is now available.  Back issues available from January 1991 to present day.


Creativebug – Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by designers and artists!

Learn everything you need to know about applying for and taking your driving test in North Carolina. Car, motorcycle, and CDL information available as well as the handbooks! ¡En Español tambien!

Indie Author Project

ACPL now has access to the Indie Author Project submission platform, powered by Library Journal, available. ACPL now has access to the Indie Author Project submission platform, powered by Library Journal, available. The Indie Author Project (IAP) is a publishing community that is free for all authors, no matter how you have chosen to indie publish. Once submitted, your book will be passed through the review process, and you will be notified within 4–6 weeks if your book has been chosen as an Indie Author Project Selection.