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Using eBooks at UNC

How to locate, access, and navigate ebooks through the UNC Libraries collection

Free eBook Platforms

Free eBooks Platforms

Here is a collection of free ebook resources to check out! Most of these resources are available to anyone with a North Carolina public library card. If you do not already have a library card all Chapel Hill,  Carrboro, and Orange County residents can receive one for free by providing a proof of address to the Chapel Hill Public Library—regardless of how long you have been a resident! Orange County residents can do the same at the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough or the Cybrary in Carrboro.

For information on receiving a Chapel Hill Public Library (CHPL) card visit this page.

For information on receiving a Orange County Public Library card visit this page.

To learn more about content, access, and features for each platform, navigate to their individual subpages below.



NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative, supporting over 200 public and academic libraries across North Carolina. NC LIVE provides content, products, services, professional development and technical support to North Carolina’s libraries. Additionally, providing content including an online collection of 1.6 billion full-text articles, ebooks, streaming videos, digitized newspapers, language learning tools, and more to users.

All North Carolina residents have access to NC LIVE through their local public library and it functions as a database of resources.

NC LIVE’s eBook Resource page offers lots of free ebook resources to browse and the site is always kept up-to-date!

Created By

This section of the Using eBooks at UNC research guide was created by Hagen Mendrykowski, Public Services Assistant at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library and MSLS Candidate at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina.