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About HomeGrown

The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection consists of more than 5,000 locally-published ebook and audiobook titles made available to more than 200 libraries across the state. The collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, Duke University Press, McFarland, Press 53, Gryphon House, John F. Blair, RedHawk Publishing, and Workman that are available in perpetuity with unlimited, simultaneous access, which means no holds, no checkout limits, and no wait lists. Immediate access for everyone, at any time, forever.

Pledge Today

Please plan to pledge at least $400 to this collection to help us reach our goal of 500 additional ebooks each year. At this form, you can pledge now or request to be contacted again later in the year.

Contribute to HomeGrown

Thank you for your generous donations and continued investment in North Carolina's shared collections!


A Community Effort


The HomeGrown project is a testament to the spirit of collaboration characteristic of North Carolinians in general and North Carolina libraries in particular. Over the past six years, the collection has grown through generous annual donations from NC LIVE member libraries. We'd like to thank those who have pledged funds in the past for the collection. Last year alone, your libraries’ pledges brought users unlimited access to more than 300 ebook titles and 2 audiobooks, all published right here in our home state.

A list of titles purchased with the 2021-2022 pledge funds.

Now available: Flexible Invoicing!

It's a new pledge year, and we're trying something different! In an effort to make invoicing/budgeting as easy for you as possible, we're offering flexible invoicing options! Now, when you pledge funds to HomeGrown, you can select:

  • What quarter you'd like to be invoiced
  • If you'd like to be invoiced at that time every year
  • If you're unsure if or how much to pledge, and you'd like us to check back with you at the end of April

Contributing Libraries, 2022-2023 — Thank you for making HomeGrown possible!

Alamance Community College
Alamance County Public Libraries
Alexander County Public Library
Appalachian Regional Library
Appalachian State University
Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College
Beaufort County Community College
Belmont Abbey College
Bladen Community College
Bladen Community College
Brevard College
Burke County Public Library
Cabarrus County Public Library
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Campbell University
Caswell County Public Library
Catawba College
Central Carolina Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Chapel Hill Public Library
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Cleveland County Memorial Library
Coastal Carolina Community College
College of the Albemarle
Davie County Public Library
Durham County Library
Durham Technical Community College
East Carolina University
Edgecombe Community College
Elon University
Fontana Regional Library
Gardner-Webb University
Gaston College
Guilford Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
Henderson County Public Library
High Point Public Library
Lee County Library
Lincoln County Public Library
Livingstone College
Mayland Community College
McDowell Technical Community College
Methodist University
Mitchell Community College
Nash Community College
Nash County / Braswell Memorial Library
NC State University
Neuse Regional Library
New Hanover County Public Library
Onslow County Public Library
Orange County Public Library
Pfeiffer University
Polk County Public Library
Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield
Randolph Community College
Randolph County Public Library
Roanoke Rapids Public Library
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Rockingham Community College
Rockingham County Public Library
Rowan Public Library
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Rutherford County Library
Salem College
Sampson Community College
Sandhill Regional Library System
Scotland County Memorial Library
South Piedmont Community College
St. Andrews University
Transylvania County Library
UNC School of the Arts
UNC-Chapel Hill
Union County Public Library
University of Mount Olive
Wake Forest University
Warren County Memorial Library
Warren Wilson College
Washington / George H. & Laura E. Brown Library
Western Carolina University
Western Piedmont Community College
Wilkes Community College
William Peace University
Wingate University
Winston-Salem State University