Leisure

Explore popular fiction and nonfiction

OverDrive

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 by through these bite-size collections of 5-8 books, movies, documentaries, and audiobooks connected by a single unifying and often unconventional theme. Updated monthly.

Watch a movie

Swank Digital Campus

Stream a movie from our collection of 150 feature films curated by our Media & Design Center staff, including comedies, action films, sci-fi, documentaries, and more.

AVON

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.