Instructions for Using Databases

To search, click on one of the databases and use your Scotland County Memorial Library card number to logon.

Username: Library Card Number

Pin: Last 5 Digits of Library Card Number

NC Cardinal 


NC Cardinal is a growing consortium of public libraries in 51 North Carolina counties dedicated to sharing resources and expanding opportunities through the use of a single online catalog. It is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Federal Library Services and Technology Act. 

Access NC Cardinal Here

NC KIDS Digital Library

NC Kids Digital Library offers e-books, audiobooks, streaming videos, and Read-Alongs.  This collection was designed for youth ages pre-K through 4th grade and includes picture books, youth fiction, youth non-fiction, and more.  Browsing can be done by subject, format, or genre, and the advanced search feature allows filtering by availability, language, date added, and much more.  Titles are accessed via OverDrive.  OverDrive titles can be accessed from your desktop using OverDrive Read or Listen.  Mobile and tablet customers, download the OverDrive app for iOS and Android.

Access NC Kids Digital Library Here

The Laurinburg Exchange Online

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Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Laurinburg Exchange.  Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Access World News Research Collection

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Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.


HeritageHub-web-button-1704-Today Opens in new windowClick LOGO above to go to HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Black Life in America

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The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.


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Support homework and research assignments with age-appropriate, vetted sources.  Explore topics, trends and current events that align with curricular areas such as English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Arts, History and more.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

NC LIVE: Your free source for e-books, scholarly articles, test prep, and language learning

NC LIVE is perfect for high school and college students looking for research information.  NC LIVE also provides continued education through test prep for those looking to prepare for a new career, change careers, or go be to school.  NC LIVE also has a great selection of ebooks!

Begin your NC LIVE search in the box below:

Search examples include 

  • book title or author or genre

  • article keywords such as "diabetes"

  • test prep type such GED prep or

  • language such as Spanish

Online Newspapers

Access free text-only versions of popular newspapers using your library card.  Select Scotland County Memorial Library, then enter your library card number (ex. 20388100100001) and PIN (last 5 digits of card number).


Access a free text-only version of the New York Times here:


Access a free text-only version of the Wall Street Journal here:


Access a free text-only version of the Washington Post here: