NC LIVE Projects

Ongoing projects


Carolina Cooperative Library Services

Carolina Cooperative Library Services (CCLS) is a cooperative purchasing service available to all libraries in North Carolina and South Carolina. CCLS will save libraries time and money by negotiating exclusive bulk discounts on the e-resources and software that libraries already purchase. More information

HomeGrown Collection

The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection consists of more than 3,700 locally-published ebook titles made available to more than 200 libraries across the state. Over the past six years, the collection has grown through generous annual donations from NC LIVE member libraries. Please pledge to contribute to HomeGrown to help us continue to grow this important collection! More information

Hosted Proxy Service

NC LIVE has launched a Hosted Proxy service, available to all our libraries as a benefit of being an NC LIVE member. This service provides an easy way for patrons to remotely access all of a library's licensed content, both resources provided by NC LIVE and those licensed locally. This service may be especially useful for libraries that have had difficulty implementing a locally-hosted proxy service. More information

Open Education North Carolina

Open Education North Carolina is an initiative that aims to reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open e-textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s colleges and universities. More information

Summon Implementation

As part of the six-year agreement with ProQuest, NC LIVE member libraries will have access to their own instance of Summon. Summon is a discovery service that pulls together all of your library’s collections – including electronic content licensed by NC LIVE, electronic content you license on your own, as well as all of the physical collections represented in your library catalog – into one set of search results. More information

Website Service

NC LIVE is offering a LibGuides-based web template for North Carolina libraries that features an easy-to-use interface, customization, and contemporary, attractive design. More information


Completed projects


Resource Spotlight Program

The Resource Spotlight program shined a light on select e-resources through free, 3-month trials. NC LIVE libraries (and their patrons) could try out these resources with no obligation. Libraries that chose to subscribe to a spotlighted resource received an exclusive discount. Visit Carolina Cooperative Library Services to learn more about our cooperative purchasing service.

NC LIVE Website Update - 2017

The NC LIVE website has not undergone a significant upgrade in several years. The NC LIVE community has expressed an interest in improving the site's functionality and appearance. A technology upgrade of its Drupal software is also due. More information

Patron Success Story Pilot Project

In tandem with the the NC LIVE Impact promotional campaign, NC LIVE staff created patron story graphics for member libraries. The patron stories are available as part of the Impact Campaign Toolkit.

North Carolina Heritage Index Project

The aim of the "Heritage Indexing" proof-of-concept project is to implement a "one stop shop" means for librarians and library users to simultaneously search metadata for digital library assets of participating North Carolina libraries. During the pilot phase of the project the collections will be from the following libraries: the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the State Library of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The index and search interface will exist on NC LIVE servers and be accessible through the site (UPDATE: the completed site used to be at More information.

Open Library NC Project

The Open Library NC Project is a collaboration between the Internet Archive and NC LIVE. Because of this collaboration, all of North Carolina has access to a large-scale shared downloadable eBook collection called the Open Library eBook Lending Collection. The eBooks in this collection are digital scans of books contributed by libraries around the country. More information