General Resources

These are subscription services, which are available to card holders.

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NC LIVE offers the citizens of North Carolina online access to a diverse collection of electronic resources including complete articles from over 16,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, indexing for over 25,000 periodical titles, and access to over 25,000 online print and audio books. Encyclopedia Brittanica and learn a are now available through NC LIVE.

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.

North Carolina Historic Newspapers from Digital NC

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.

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.

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With Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) you can browse, search, and download e-book articles anytime from any Internet-connected device. The e-books you can access are digitally reproduced from trusted, authoritative reference works from Gale and their publishing partners.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Explore Encyclopedia Britannica Online.


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.

Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers

Learn more about Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers.