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Digital Resources

Ebooks, Audiobooks and Movies

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!

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Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.

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Award-winning streaming video content serving millions of students and educators. Our acclaimed cloud-based digital video delivery service allows users to view streaming videos from top products anytime, anywhere.

Access thousands of e-books using your Hickory Public Library card. 

TumbleBook Library - K-6 children's ebooks

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The leading solution for motivating people to read, Beanstack is a platform unlike any other. From reading challenges to fundraisers, we are the #1 choice for thousands of libraries and schools around the world.

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Homework and Research

We offer eBooks for your Kindle device or reading app. Try one today!

The characteristics of the original Masterplots that appealed to individuals and libraries in the early 1950's continue to make the multivolume reference works published by Salem Press popular with librarians and library patrons today.

Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online.

Use our DMV practice tests and over 300 questions to achieve success at the NC DMV, including learner’s permit and driver’s license tests that look and feel exactly like the real thing.

Other Resources

NuWav is an online resource to help you create professional quality legal documents.

Video - Legal Forms and Documents at Your Fingertips!

NC LIVE provides content, products, services, professional development and technical support to North Carolina’s libraries.

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  

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For almost 20 years, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.

Creativebug is a collection of high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos taught by artists and design experts. Learn how to quilt, knit, sew, make jewelry, draw, paint, and more.

Video - Online Arts and Craft Classes 

Your resume is a brief snapshot of your career credentials for a specific job. It is your marketing tool presenting key facts about your professional experience, educational background, and skills in a consolidated format.