About NC LIVE


Regional Workshop at Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord, NC

WHO WE ARE

NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative, supporting 205 public and academic libraries across North Carolina. Since its founding in 1997, NC LIVE has saved the state millions through innovation and collaborative efforts. 

MISSION

NC LIVE helps member libraries to better support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life of all North Carolinians.

WHAT WE DO

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. Additionally, NC LIVE provides authentication, discovery and website services to libraries to improve access to information. 

NC LIVE is reducing the cost of higher education through its Open Education North Carolina initiative, which supports the adoption of free, open textbooks in college courses. 

NC LIVE provides professional development opportunities through regional workshops, an instruction program, and our annual conference

WHO WE SERVE

NC LIVE member libraries belong to four communities of interest: public libraries, community colleges, independent colleges and universities, and the UNC system campuses. 

All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through their local library. Online resources are designed for at-home use and are available from any internet connection via library websites, and through nclive.org. 

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