Explore popular fiction and nonfiction


The digital platform OverDrive provides access to e-books and audiobooks that can easily be downloaded to a phone or tablet. All users with a valid Onyen can borrow books from Carolina’s OverDrive collection.

Get personalized book recommendations

Need some ideas for what to read next? Let us know a bit about your reading tastes and what you’re in the mood to read, and an Undergraduate Library staffer will create a tailored list of reading recommendations just for you!

Explore recommendations by theme

Explore the breadth and diversity of the Undergraduate Library collections through these bite-size collections of 5-8 books, movies, documentaries, and audiobooks connected by a single unifying and often unconventional theme. Updated bimonthly.

Watch a movie

Swank Digital Campus

Want to see what your friends are watching in their classes this semester? Stream these comedies, action flicks, sci-fis, documentaries, indies, thrillers, and more. Pro-tip, this collection is constantly changing, so check back often for new gems.


Academic Video Online (AVON) provides ready online access to a multidisciplinary collection that includes films, documentaries, interviews, theater performances, news, field recordings, commercials and demonstrations.

Catch up on current events

New York Times Academic Pass

The University Libraries has partnered with the New York Times to provide currently-enrolled students with access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes.com mobile apps. Students may use their UNC email address to access New York Times content.

Washington Post access

The University Libraries has partnered with The Washington Post to provide students, faculty, and staff with access to https://www.washingtonpost.com, a source for expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. Coverage includes the past 15 years of content.

Brush up on language skills

Transparent Language Online

Need to build or brush up on your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language? Over 110 languages are included in this effective and engaging language-learning program.