Adult Literacy Classes
Some free courses offered in partnership with ACC:
GED Classes – Need to complete your high school education in order to improve your academic skills or qualify for a better job? Please call or stop by the library to sign up for ACC’s free GED classes. Check our calendar of events for class information.
Citizenship Classes – free citizenship classes in partnership with ACC. Classes do not take place year round and require registration. Check our calendar of events for class information.
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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.
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.
Salem Health includes over 1,100 articles on major human diseases and disorders as well as articles on human anatomy and physiology and on major medical areas of specialization. It also contains information describing many common surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic procedures.
NCpedia highlights North Carolina’s unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform.
Khan Academy – offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Tools for math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
Library of Congress Core Documents of U. S. History is available to access to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and more.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Get grammar assistance tools, research and citation information, and more.
The Los Alamo National Laboratory Periodic Table of Elements will help uncover the atomic weight, symbols, and weights of the elements.
Mathway – Check your math homework answers!
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.
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.
College & Career Prep
- 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.
- EBSCO Learning Express Library – 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.
Open Education North Carolina – an initiative that aims to reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open e-textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Learn more about the program
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying and paying for college.
College Board Online is available to fill out applications, search for scholarships, and register for entrance exams.
Federal Student Aid will help you learn how to prepare for college, what types of student aid are available, eligibility requirements, how to apply for aid, and how to manage your loans.
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.
Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is available to research what workers do on the job, what training and education is necessary, earnings, and expected job prospects.
Career & Technical Education Database – Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
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. Transparent Language Online combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps for a complete language-learning experience. Available starting in 2021.
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 Español tambien!
Creativebug – Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by designers and artists!