How to Access ebooks in NCWiseOwl

Revised April 2020

This tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions to access ebooks in NCWiseOwl.

The State of North Carolina provides a valuable resource for all students---NCWiseOwl.


This database can be accessed by simply typing ncwiseowl into any search engine. Click on NCWiseOwl to open the database. You will be prompted to provide a password for NCWiseOwl. Contact your teacher or school library media specialist for this password - they can email you the password.


This tutorial explains how to search for books for research support, but there are also over 1,000 books for self-selected / pleasure reading!


When you access the site, you will be at the NCWiseOwl landing page with blue boxes.

Prefer learning by Video? Scroll to the bottom of this page.

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To access you may click either Ebooks OR High

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Type your search term in the search field. (Remember, you can use advanced searches too)

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Ebooks are not only for research support - there are great Fiction & Nonfiction books for Self-Selected / Pleasure Reading...

For those who prefer to learn by Video:

Click the link below to watch a video explaining these steps to access ebooks through NCWiseOwl