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Get Free Media Through NCDL

Get Free Media Through NCDL

December 13, 2018

If you're an inveterate book lover or movie fan, you may be concerned that you won't get all the titles you've requested as gifts from friends and family. And if you're not eager to hit the stores after the holidays to buy what you didn't receive, we can help you get access to some things you've been craving. One of our favorite online tools is the North Carolina Digital Library.

This electronic database exists because a host of NC libraries came together to collaborate and equalize resources for folks across the state. What it means for residents is that we all have access to lots of digital media for easy borrowing, reading, listening, and viewing. 

The driving software behind the NC Digital Library is Overdrive, a program that coordinates lending and keeps track of the multiple copies of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, popular fiction, and magazines offered. Its user-friendly companion app, called Libby (an easy download!), lets you tap into Overdrive’s technology and gain quick access to everything that Overdrive has available.

If you’d like to learn more about what the NC Digital Library can do for you and your family, take advantage of our handy seminar scheduled for Wednesday, December 19 at 10 am at the St. Stephens Branch Library. We’ll help you understand the service, create an account tied to your library card, and teach you to navigate the site so that you can begin downloading and enjoying things right away!

In short order, you’ll be free to check out your favorite magazines, authors, and videos. The NC Digital Library offers media for kids, teens, and adults and categories that include romance, mystery, fiction, non-fiction, and much, much more. It really will be a Merry Christmas for all!