December 2012

More Help with eBooks -- Download to iPad, iPhone, or Android Device

Posted by John Wiswell on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 2:38pm

We have one ebook collection that allows you to check out ebooks and download them to read offline.  The (EBSCO) eBook Collection has about 80,000 ebooks.  These are not bestsellers but have been published by small and academic presses.  You can browse here or you might come across these books in our catalog.

Here's how to get them on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.  You have to do these first 4 steps just once:

  1. Set up an EBSCOhost account.  If you have used EBSCO databases, you might already have one.
  2. Set up an Adobe ID.
  3. Install the free Bluefire Reader app on you iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
  4. Enter your Adobe ID information into your Bluefire Reader app.

Log into the EBSCO eBook Collection and find an ebook you want.

Click on "Download This eBook (Offline)" or "Download (Offline)" button.

Then click on "Checkout & Download" button.

Finally, click on the "Open in "Bluefire Reader"" button.




Melvil Dewey's Birthday!

Posted by on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 10:57am

Today is Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey's birthday. He was born December 10, 1851. Dewey is best remembered for inventing the Dewey Decimal System, which is a book organization system.  The Belk Library's Instructional Material's Center, which mirrors a K-12 school libary, uses this system. The library's main stacks use the Library of Congress Classifcation System. He also helped found the American Library Association, and was interested in simplfying spelling.   

Congratulations to Graduating Students!

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 4:28pm
Graduation caps in air

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2012. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!

Michelle Bowers
Alex Alberti
Sarah Blythe
Dace Crawford
Chris Trotta
Nick Stack
Paul Philavong
Jamie Mueller
Meaghan Philbrook
Jonathan Greene
Kayla DeLong

Need Help with eBooks?

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 2:13pm
screenshot of help screen

The NC LIVE eBooks Portal ( has a NEW eBooks Help page where you can...

  • Watch video tutorials to learn more about downloading NC LIVE eBooks
  • Read or print step-by-step instructions for downloading eBooks to various devices
  • Find answers to common questions about NC LIVE eBooks

Here are customized instructions for downloading books to specific devices.

After you visit the eBooks Help page, please feel free to contact NC LIVE with suggestions, comments, or questions. They want to know what will be the most helpful to users as they add new tutorials, so please let them know what you would like to see!