Legal Help

NC Free Legal Answers (online)

NC Free Legal Answers is a new, free, online legal advice service , now available to help provide access to justice to the citizens in all regions of North Carolina. 

Financially eligible users are able to log in to the site, post a non-criminal legal question, and have it answered by a lawyer for free.
 
Have a legal question but can’t afford a lawyer?
Ask North Carolina Free Legal Answers!
1.    Create an account at nc.freelegalanswers.org.
2.    Ask your legal question.
3.    Get an answer from a lawyer!
NC Free legal Answers is a free online service for low-income individuals in North Carolina who need legal advice. Go to nc.freelegalanswers.org to ask a non-criminal legal question and get advice from a volunteer lawyer! 
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Job Help

NCWorks Online

This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Résumés, Résumé Help, and Job Search Help Sessions

Our library's public computers all have Microsoft Word (2016 version), which can be used to make a résumé for job-searching. The Library offers one-on-one help sessions, by appointment, for making a résumé or for using the NCWorks Online web site. Call (828) 264-8784, extension # 2, to make an appointment, or send a message to "Adult Services" from our Online Contact Form.

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NC Live

This online collection of ebooks, newspapers, journals, magazines, films, and more is available to all library card holders. If you are accessing these resources from home, you will need to select your library (Appalachian Regional Library) and enter your library card number to access some NC Live offerings. A few popular resources are listed below.

Home Grown Ebook Collection

This downloadable eBook collection of fiction and nonfiction titles is curated from North Carolina publishers who encourage you to see what's in season, learn something local, and find something novel!

Business Portal

Discover a wealth of information including trade publications, market research data, and business plan resources.

Health & Wellness Information Center

Find eBooks, videos, and guides to thousands of medical conditions or search by condition to access reliable wellness information.

NC Digital Newspaper Collection

This collection includes student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina and is an excellent resource for historical research.

International Newsstream

International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

Other Databases and Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

Begin researching your family history with this collection of records and user-created content. This resource is available to all patrons within the library building.

Interlibrary Loan

Library patrons in good standing may request up to five titles at a time through our interlibrary loan service. To find titles that may be available, start your search with World Cat. Then, visit or call the Adult Services Reference Desk in the middle of the Library (next to the Computer area) to make a request. The fee for interlibrary loan requests is the cost of return postage for each item borrowed, and lending periods vary according to the policies of the lending institution. Patrons must call the library to request renewals for interlibrary loan items.

NCWorks Online

This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Résumés, Résumé Help, and Job Search Help Sessions

Our library's public computers all have Microsoft Word (2016 version), which can be used to make a résumé for job-searching. The Library offers one-on-one help sessions, by appointment, for making a résumé or for using the NCWorks Online web site. Call (828) 264-8784, extension # 2, to make an appointment.

Consumer Reports

The library subscribes to the print version of this popular consumer education publication.



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