A-Z Resources

Browse this list to find the resource you need. Please note that most of these resources require an Orange County library card.



Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available in-library only. Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

Bios for Beginners FactCite

Biography for Beginners

Find illustrated biographies designed for students in grades 4 and up in Biography for Beginners on FactCite.


Hoopla Online


Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music and more -- 24/7, no waiting -- with your library card.  And no late fees, hoopla features an automated service that returns your item once your time is up. Check-out limit: 3 items/month. Visit the hoopla site .

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  4. Kid-friendly Content

If you are a first time user, create a hoopla account by clicking through to the hoopla site and selecting "Sign Up Now." When creating your account, enter your email address, a password and your library card number. (Our library does not use PIN numbers with hoopla.) If you are accessing with a tablet or smartphone, follow the instructions to download the free app compatible with your device. Enjoy!

NC Kids Digital Library

NC Kids Digital Library

Access over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and Read-Alongs for young readers in the NC Kids Digital Library through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. All titles can be accessed via the app on all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™, and Kindle® (U.S. only).



NC LIVE is a free state-wide service providing access to searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, ebooks, historical materials, maps, and more. To access NC Live resources, you only need to select Orange County Library as your library, and enter your library card number.


Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks

Use the Libby app to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive to read on your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, computer or mobile device. Check-out periods are three weeks; renewals possible. 

Black and white photo of Rebecca B Wall

Rebecca B. Wall Local History Collection

Begin your local history search at the library, using our online and onsite collections. Find out more here.


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