Books & Literature

These subscription online resources are available to current library card-holders off-site.

Books In Print

Books in Print is the industry's largest web-based bibliographic resource. Find what you’re looking for quickly and easily, using an unbiased and comprehensive database of five million books, audiobooks, and video titles.

Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources provides literary analysis of authors and their works. It includes basic reference resources too.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL) undefined Opens in new window
Southern Pines Public Library is a part of the North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL), a consortium of libraries in North Carolina for digital media. NCDL is a product of Overdrive. Digital media available for borrowing includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos, and eMagazines. 

NoveList Plus 

NoveList Plus offers read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks. Perfect for people looking to find a new author or a story similar in tone to a favorites stories. NoveList Plus is integrated with the Library's catalog.

Tumble Books Library

Tumble Book Library combines the tradition of a good storyline with animation, sound, music, and narration in different formats: story books, online audio books, interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes. Age-appropriate selections range from easy readers to chapter books, young adult selections, non-fiction titles, Spanish and French language learners, and 60 foreign language titles in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese. 

Teen Book Cloud

Teen Book Cloud is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: e-books, read-alongs, graphic novels, videos (from National Geographic), and audio books suitable for middle school and high school grades. The books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function, which highlights text as it is read. 

Audio Book Cloud

Audio Book Cloud is an online audio book library collection for public libraries. The collection contains over 1,000 audio books!