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Library Services during the Pandemic

Library Resources and Services during the Pandemic


Outdoor pickup service

Although we are open again to walk-in traffic, we continue to offer our outdoor library pick-up service. (More info)

Animated children's e-books and more

Check out exciting new resources available for a limited time! (More info)

Online storytime

We will be hosting live online storytime programs every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am on our Facebook page.

Download free e-books, audiobooks and magazines

Don't want to leave the house, but need a new book to read? Check out our e-book collections where you can download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines for free. (More info)

Online library card registration

Want to start downloading e-books from the library but don't have a library card? Register for one online, call the library to activate your account, and start reading!

910-259-1234 Burgaw, 910-270-4603 Hampstead.

Free Wi-Fi in the parking lot

We have strengthened our existing Wi-Fi signal in the parking lots at both locations to provide enhanced internet access.

Library Bridge

All Pender County Schools students and staff have automatic access to all of the library's digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, and the online tutoring service (More info)

Automatic renewals

Starting April 8, all physical books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other physical things you borrow from the library will from now on be renewed automatically! This saves you from needing to call the library or renew online.
  • (Note: items can't be renewed if someone else has requested the title, if you have used up the max renewals for the item, or if you have more than $5 in fines on your account.)

Temporary Free Resources

Many companies have offered temporary free access to their online resources during the pandemic. Take advantage of these great resources while they're available!


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Available until August 31, 2020.

Access now

Teen Book Cloud from TumbleBooks

TeenBookCloud from Tumblebooks includes comics and graphic novels along with a variety of ebooks for teens and videos from National Geographic! Available until August 31, 2020.

Access now

Audible Stories from is offering free online streaming of a collection of audiobooks for kids of all ages. Available "for as long as schools are closed."

Access now Library Edition

From now through the end of June 2020, Library Edition is available from home or anywhere else where you have an internet connection. (You usually have to be on-site at the library.) Search census, vital records, military records, immigration records to learn about your ancestors!

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E-book Collections through OverDrive

e-iNC Library

The e-iNC Library is a collection of e-books, audiobooks, videos, and magazines for all ages.

Access now

NC Kids Digital Library

NC Kids Digital Library is a collection of e-books, audiobooks, and videos for children from pre-K to 4th grade.

Access now

Go to OverDrive Help to learn how use OverDrive with step-by-step instructions for a variety of phones, tablets, e-readers, and personal computers. For tablets and phones, we recommend the Libby app instead of the older OverDrive app.