To celebrate National Library Week, the NC Conference Media Center has written this guide to assist our local churches in making use of Christian resources available through NC LIVE, a service of North Carolina Public Libraries. To use these resources, you must have a public library card which can be obtained in-person at your local public library with photo identification. Public library cards are free to eligible local residents. Students are also granted access through their educational institutions.
To find your local public library, visit http://www.publiclibraries.com/northcarolina.htm or check with your local county or city government. To access NC LIVE, go to http://www.nclive.org.
Download the PDF Guide Here: Guide to NC LIVE for Local Churches in the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church
What is NC LIVE?
NC LIVE is an extensive collection of free electronic resources available to all public library card holders in North Carolina. This guide for churches in the NC Conference will focus on resources of use to local church leaders and laity available through NC LIVE on your home computer. Many of the examples given are specific to Methodism.
“Designed for at-home use, NC LIVE eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals, media, and other online materials are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through www.nclive.org.
NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to auto repair, health, history, and genealogy. NC LIVE resources are available to all North Carolinians through their local public, community college, or academic library.”
– From http://nclive.org/about, accessed March 10, 2011