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Home Grown eBook Collection

Learn how to find e-books from the library to download or read online.

About Home Grown eBook Collection

NC LIVE's Home Grown eBook Collection makes over 1,200 e-books from North Carolina publishers available at any time for NC residents.

Collection highlights:

  • books on North Carolina history, culture, travel, and cuisine
  • popular fiction, memoirs, and other nonfiction
  • early childhood education titles (activities for children, professional development texts)

See sample nonfiction (see selected titles) and fiction (see selected titles) titles at the bottom of this page, or go to homepage to browse or search:

Home Grown eBooks are accessed on the BiblioBoard Library platform, which provides a browser-based reader and a free tablet app, plus the BiblioBoard core collection of literary classics and historical materials (which includes an additional 15,000 e-books).

FAQ: using Home Grown eBooks & BiblioBoard

Do I need my library card or a JSCC e-mail address?

Yes, unless you're on campus. For off-campus NC LIVE access, use either your JSCC e-mail or your library card number to log in.

Can I download books?

Yes, if you're using one of these tablets: iPad (iOS 7+), Kindle Fire HD, Nexus, or Galaxy Tab (Android 4.0+).

With a book open, tap the ellipsis (…) in the upper right corner, then select "Save to Offline Bookshelf." When browsing the collection, you can download books using the bookshelf icon: Books on shelf line drawing

Do I need an account?

To download books to your tablet, you'll need to set up a free BiblioBoard account. However, all books are available to read online (in your web browser) without an account.

Can I read a book in my web browser?

Yes, BiblioBoard supports most modern browsers.

I have another question!

Contact the library staff or see:


Books from Home Grown eBook Collection

Sample titles from the Home Grown eBook Collection



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