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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.

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Downloadable & Streaming

Axis 360

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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.  Full downloading instructions can be found here.

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.

Overdrive

Overdrive

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’s Libby Instructions Here.

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Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library Edition

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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.

This resource is only available in the library

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

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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

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

Salem History

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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Education

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.

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

Gale Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing and education preparation resource. Includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

NC LIVE

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

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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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Business, Non-Profit, & Finance

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

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

Foundation Directory Online – available at May Memorial Library only

NC Center for Nonprofits – www.ncnonprofits.org

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For Kids

ABC Mouse

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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.

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Click here to access from home!

TumbleBook Library

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TumbleBook Library is 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. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! As well as Math Stories!

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. These materials are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere.

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Skill Building

Auto Repair Source

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Reference database with authoritative and up-to-date auto repair and service information on more than 38,000 vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

Creativebug

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

Driving-Test.org

Driving-Tests.org

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!

Consumer Reports

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

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.