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About HomeGrown

The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection consists of more than 5,000 locally-published ebook and audiobook titles made available to more than 200 libraries across the state. The collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, Duke University Press, McFarland, Press 53, Gryphon House, John F. Blair, RedHawk Publishing, and Workman that are available in perpetuity with unlimited, simultaneous access, which means no holds, no checkout limits, and no wait lists. Immediate access for everyone, at any time, forever.

Pledge Today

Please plan to pledge at least $400 to this collection to help us reach our goal of 500 additional ebooks each year. At this form, you can pledge now or request to be contacted again later in the year.

Contribute to HomeGrown

Thank you for your generous donations and continued investment in North Carolina's shared collections!

A Community Effort


The HomeGrown project is a testament to the spirit of collaboration characteristic of North Carolinians in general and North Carolina libraries in particular. Over the past six years, the collection has grown through generous annual donations from NC LIVE member libraries. We'd like to thank those who have pledged funds in the past for the collection. Last year alone, your libraries’ pledges brought users unlimited access to more than 300 ebook titles and 2 audiobooks, all published right here in our home state.

A list of titles purchased with the 2021-2022 pledge funds.

Now available: Flexible Invoicing!

It's a new pledge year, and we're trying something different! In an effort to make invoicing/budgeting as easy for you as possible, we're offering flexible invoicing options! Now, when you pledge funds to HomeGrown, you can select:

  • What quarter you'd like to be invoiced
  • If you'd like to be invoiced at that time every year
  • If you're unsure if or how much to pledge, and you'd like us to check back with you at the end of April

Contributing Libraries, 2023-2024 — Thank you for making HomeGrown possible!

Alamance Community College 
Alamance County Public Libraries 
Alexander County Public Library 
Appalachian Regional Library 
Belmont Abbey College 
Bladen Community College 
Brevard College 
Burke County Public Library 
Cabarrus County Public Library 
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute 
Campbell University 
Caswell County Public Library 
Catawba College 
Central Carolina Community College 
Central Piedmont Community College 
Chapel Hill Public Library 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 
Cleveland County Memorial Library 
Coastal Carolina Community College 
College of the Albemarle 
Davie County Public Library 
Durham Technical Community College 
East Carolina University 
Edgecombe Community College 
Elon University 
Fontana Regional Library 
Gardner-Webb University 
Gaston College 
Guilford College 
Guilford Technical Community College 
Halifax Community College 
Haywood Community College 
Henderson County Public Library 
High Point Public Library 
High Point University 
Iredell County Public Library 
Johnston Community College 
Lee County Library 
Lincoln County Public Library 
Livingstone College 
Mayland Community College 
McDowell Technical Community College 
Methodist University 
Mitchell Community College 
Nash Community College 
Nash County / Braswell Memorial Library 
NC School of Science and Mathematics-Morganton 
NC State University 
NC Wesleyan College 
Neuse Regional Library 
New Hanover County Public Library 
Onslow County Public Library 
Orange County Public Library 
Pfeiffer University 
Polk County Public Library 
Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield 
Randolph Community College 
Randolph County Public Library 
Roanoke Rapids Public Library 
Roanoke-Chowan Community College 
Rockingham County Public Library 
Rowan Public Library 
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 
Rutherford County Library 
Sampson Community College 
Sandhill Regional Library System 
Scotland County Memorial Library 
South Piedmont Community College 
Southwestern Community College 
St. Andrews University 
Surry Community College 
Transylvania County Library 
UNC School of the Arts 
UNC-Chapel Hill 
Union County Public Library 
University of Mount Olive 
Wake Forest University 
Warren County Memorial Library 
Warren Wilson College 
Washington / George H. & Laura E. Brown Library 
Western Carolina University 
Western Piedmont Community College 
Wilkes Community College 
William Peace University 
Wingate University 
Winston-Salem State University