Online Tools

Digital Library Card

Sign up for a free digital library card number for access to online resources including NCLIVE and Proquest Databases and get same day access, a short interval maybe required for your number to become active. Digital cards are good for three years and feature no overdue fees! Access Zinio Digital Magazines, Gale Online Courses, and North Carolina Digital Library today. Visit a Rowan Public Library location with a parent or guardian and receive a card to checkout physical items and more.

Fill out the Online Borrower Registration with the required fields, choose either the China Grove-Landis , Rockwell, or Salisbury location for your Home branch. Be sure to remember your new card number and PIN. Enjoy the benefits of your new library card number! Still not sure?, Check out this brochure with all of the details.

If you have a physical card you have access to Online Resources from the library. Just use your card number and PIN. There is no need to sign up for a digital library card.

Online Tools from Home

LS2 Online Catalog

AccessMyLibrary mobile app

Download the AccessMyLibrary mobile app that uses GPS to find libraries within a 10-mile radius of your location, then gives you free, unlimited access to their Gale online resources— without the need to log in. Available for Android and IOS.


With Ancestry.Com discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more.

This resource is only available from within the library.

Business Portal (from NCLIVE)

Discover these business resources resources from NCLive

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Chilton Library Auto Repair

Drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the manufactures for thousands of vehicles from Chilton Library.

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses - offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Access is free to Rowan Public Library members. You may browse the course catalog of currently offered classes.  Ready to enroll?  Check out this step-by-step guide on how to get started.

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Heritage Quest

Use HeritageQuest to research materials for tracing family history and American culture from NCLive. Access from within the library or remotely.

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Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials from NCLive.

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NC Digital Library

Welcome to NC Digital Library!Now your library is always open! Explore this growing collection of Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, Videos, and more.

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NC LIVE provides North Carolina residents and students with access to high quality information - searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more - covering a wide range of topics

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OneClick Digital

OneClick Digital offers downloadable eBooks and audio books on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.

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Pronunciator - Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

Tumble Books

The Tumble Book Library is an online collection of Tumble Books, which are animated, talking picture books to help teach kids the joy of reading in a different format. If accessing from outside the library you will need to log in with your RPL card number.



WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide

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Our premium subscription to Zinio gives our patrons access to over 50 of the most popular magazines using a Windows or Mac computer, as well as a wide variety of Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones, tablets, and mobile devices using a free Zinio Reader app! 

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