General Resources

Some of these online resources are subscription-based available only to current library card-holders off-site.

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NC Live provides content, products, services, professional development and technical support to North Carolina’s libraries. Content includes an online collection of 1.4 billion full-text articles, eBooks, streaming videos, digitized newspapers, language learning tools, and more.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source is an 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.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library provides age appropriate reference materials for three unique groups of people - children, young adults, and older patrons.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.

DMV Practice Test Database DMV Test database

SPPL now has access to a database of NC DMV practice tests.  The website offers interactive and engaging tests to prepare the user for taking driver's license (including motorcycle) tests across the US.  Explore the site to help you improve your chances of passing your driver's license test the first time.

North Carolina Historic Newspapers

Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state. Digital NC includes past issues of The Pilot newspaper from 1920 to 1965. Library card not required to access off-site.


NCpedia is an online encyclopedia with the purpose to highlight North Carolina's unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform. NCpedia is coordinated and managed by the Government and Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. Library card not required to access off-site.