Duke Press joins NC Live HomeGrown Collection

Published 8:07 am Saturday, June 15, 2019


Duke University Press and NC LIVE have partnered to add 30 of the Press’s e-books to the NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection, making them freely available to more than 200 libraries across the state with unlimited, simultaneous use: no holds, checkout limits or waitlists.

The Homegrown e-book series includes titles from Algonquin Books, which is a publisher in North Carolina, according to Melanie Holles, director of the Stanly County Public Library.

NC LIVE is available at www.stanlycountylibrary.org and is available for anyone who has a library card to use at no charge.
Titles include bestsellers such as “Living a Feminist Life, “Vinyl Freak,” “Exile and Pride” and “Spill,” among others. The list also features several books in the World Readers and Latin America Readers series, such as “The South Africa Reader,” “The Dominican Republic Reader” and “The Chile Reader.”

Subject areas include African American studies, Latin American studies, cultural studies, gender studies, art history and criticism, American studies, music and poetry. All titles are accessible online through NC LIVE or via local NC library catalogs.

“Having our content be broadly available and easily accessible has always been a main focus of Duke University Press’ mission. We are thrilled to partner with NC LIVE to share our books with the people of North Carolina and can’t wait to hear how folks use them in their book clubs and classrooms,” said Kim Steinle, library relations and sales manager at Duke University Press.