Appalachian Regional Library will be closed on Friday, December 9 for staff training.
There are various ways to get audiobooks and eBooks from your local library. Click each icon below to visit the site!
Unlimited Magazines from Libby
Appalachian Regional Library is happy to offer unlimited, no-holds access to thousands of popular magazines via the Libby App!
Libby from Appalachian Regional Library (formerly Overdrive)
Appalachian Regional Library provides eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks through Libby's website, accessible from any web browser.
Libby App, by Overdrive
Libby is a new app available from Overdrive that can be used to access ARL's Overdrive collection. Click the icon above to learn more about Libby and download the app to your device.
Libby from Northwestern Regional Library
A special partnership with our neighboring Northwestern Regional Library system (Alleghany, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties) makes available downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from that library system for cardholders of Appalachian Regional Library (Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties). Click above to access these collections; sign in with your library card number as an Appalachian Regional Library user.
NCKids Digital Library
NC Kids Digital Library offers e-books, audiobooks, streaming videos, and Read-Alongs. This collection was specifically designed for youth and includes picture books, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, young adult, and more.
NC Kids Digital Library is sponsored by NCPLDA: NC Public Library Directors Association, NCGA: NC General Assembly, with assistance from the State Library of North Carolina and supported by an IMLS federal LSTA grant.
eBooks from NCLive
NCLive.org also provides a selection of downloadable eBooks. These include books by North Carolina authors in the Home Grown Ebooks Collection, as well as academic works, reference books, test preparation books, public domain works (including classics), and more. Click above to access.
Tech Help Sessions - "Book a Librarian"
Library Staff Members are available to you for one-on-one help in downloading eBooks, audiobooks, and more to your tablet, smart phone, or other device. Call or stop by the Reference Desk of your library to set up an appointment time!
Connect to our local history by accessing Watauga County’s historical images, documents, and other materials.
Visit the Digital Watauga website for online digital collections of the High Country's archival memories, including the work of late local photographers such as Palmer Blair and George Flowers.