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Literature and Readers Advisory


Resources useful for helping you find your next book to read,
and information about authors and works!

Novelist Plus Logo

Novelist Plus: A database that lists tons of books for adults, children, and young adults, by author, title, and even series. Find a good book to read by searching for books similar to ones you know you like or find the next book in a series or lists of award winners. This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

Link to the Library's Online Catalog

Library Catalog: Use the Burke County Public Library online catalog to search the holdings of the Morganton, Valdese, and C.B. Hildebrand libraries. Once on the catalog, you can log in with your library card and pin number and renew books, place holds on books, and see what you have checked out.

Link to the List of New Books for this Month

New and Upcoming Books: A list of the new arrivals and upcoming arrivals at the Burke County Public Library. This page links each book to the library catalog so you can just log in and place yourself on the hold list, or learn more about the book, the author, or books like it!

Literary Reference Center Logo

Literary Reference Center Plus: Need information about an author's life or other works? How about detailed discussion about a book's plot or themes? Check out Literary Reference Center for all this and more! It even includes full text of some classic poems and short stories. This resource is accessed through NC Live. *

NC Live's Books and Literature Page Logo

NC Live: Books and Literature: A list of programs and databases having to do with books and literature. Find poetry, classics, author biographies, book lists, and even literature-themed videos. It's Free, through NC Live! *

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NC Live: Banned Books: A list of ebooks, audio books, videos, reviews, and criticism of Banned Books. It's Free, through NC Live! *

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NC Live: Poetry: A list of ebooks, audio books, reviews, criticism, and poetry journals online. It's Free, through NC Live! *

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NC Live: Reading for Fun: A list of ebooks, audio books, reviews, criticism, and readers advisory tools. All online. It's Free, through NC Live! *

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NC Live: Southern Literature: A list of ebooks, audio books, reviews, videos, and readers advisory tools for Southern Authors and Southern Literature. All online. It's Free, through NC Live! *

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NC Live: Women and Literature: A list of videos, ebooks, audio books, and articles about Women writers. All online. It's Free, through NC Live! *