Resources for Adults

Online Help

Free online tutoring, test prep, and skills building designed for the adult learner. Includes help with writing, Microsoft Office, US Citizenship Test, high school equivalency tests, and more. Available 2:00 p.m. to midnight. Spanish-speaking tutors available, too.

Please note: in September 2016, the library will switch from to a similar service called Brainfuse. Both are available to use at this time. Please ask staff if you need help getting started.

Online Courses

Pick up new skills for work or learn fun and productive hobbies with thousands of online video courses. can even lead to certificates in fields like project management, design, and software development.

Online Language Learning

With this online service, you can learn any of 80 languages in virtually any other language. There are also 50 ESL courses for people who speak non-English languages.

Consumer Reports

Ratings, product reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews, and videos from Consumer Reports.

Online Research

NC Live offers in-depth databases on a comprehensive list of subjects.