Educator Accounts

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If you are employed by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools,The Expedition Charter School or Eno River Academy, you already have full privilege library account in place with the Orange County Public Library. Consider it a thank you for being part of educating our youth!

Note: If you already have a regular library account with us, we can merge the two accounts into one account for you. Just ask!

Check out

Check out the following resources for your students. You can even include these in a lesson plan! Click on an icon below to be taken to the service. When prompted, enter your library account number (your staff ID number)

Grades Pre K-5

NC Kids Digital
Over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and Read-Alongs for young readers for a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, computer, or mobile device 

Fun and Games Icon
Links to websites with math, social studies, coding and more

Bios for Beginners FactCite

Biographies for Beginners, written for grades 4 and up

Help with math, social studies, language arts and more

Recommended Books

Librarian selected books for students grades Pre K-5 available through out curbside service.

Grades 6-12

NC Live
  • Access collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, ebooks, historical materials, maps, and more. 
  • Test prep for CTE WorkKeys Tests
Hoopla Online
Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music and more -- 24/7, no waiting. Check-out limit: 3 items/month. Visit the hoopla site (Parental controls are available)
College Help

View the library's resources, information from FAFSA, the College Boards and College Foundation of NC (CFNC).

Find out about FREE online classes from the Princeton Review.
Students can use Libby to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, computer or mobile device. Check-out periods are three weeks; renewals possible. logo

Students can get free help with - 
  • Math, social studies, language arts 
  • ACT, SAT test prep
  • Resume review

Resources for your classroom

You may check out up to 40 items on your educator account, including Literacy Bags for Birth to Grade 5. You will not be charged any late fees but you will be billed for lost, stolen or damaged items. 

STEP 1: Login to your online account

STEP 2: Enter your library account number and password.

Your library card number is your staff ID number. Your password is the last four digits of your phone number (e.g.2539), if we have that. If not, then it is the last four digits of your staff ID number.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Staff only. Your password is the last four digits of your staff ID number with an x in the middle (e.g. 04x04). 

STEP 3: Place items on hold. You will receive an email when your materials are ready for pick up and with instructions on how to use our curbside service. Click here for complete information about our curbside service.

Additional Information 

Loan Periods

Books and other materials may be checked out for 21 days.

Maximum Loans/Period

The total number of items you may check out is 40.


You may renew all items 2 times, except items that are on a waiting list. You may renew items by phone at 919.245.2525 or online.

No Fines on Late Materials

Note: Our system automatically bills anyone who has an item after it's one month overdue. Simply return your materials, and we'll waive the fine. If items are damaged or lost, we will bill you to cover replacement costs.

School or Group Visits Are Not Possible at This Time

We enjoy having groups visit the library. If you’d like to bring a group to the library for a tour, please contact Kim Dunderdale by email or phone at 919.245.2530 or fill out this form. We will be back in touch with you in 3 business days to discuss things further.

  • Give us a call at 919.245.2525 or email us at
  • The Orange County Public Library is open to establishing Educator accounts with any school entity in Orange County. To find out more, email Libbie Hough