Resource of the Month: NC LIVE Video Collection

nclivevideoDo you have an episode of NOVA or Ken Burns’ Baseball perpetually at number two on your Netflix queue because there is always a movie the kids need to see first?  NC LIVE Video Collection to the rescue!

The NC LIVE Video Collection offers hundreds of documentaries and educational videos produced by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), augmented with material provided by the Save our Wilkes History Committee and the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.  You can watch award-winning shows such as:

  • American Masters
  • Art 21
  • Frontline
  • Ken Burns’ Series
  • Masterpiece Theater
  • Nova
  • Scientific American

…and many others at the NC LIVE Video Collection for absolutely free.  Many of these videos are not available to stream elsewhere, and you can watch them right on your computer or mobile device with an internet connection.

The NC LIVE Video Collection home page presents its collection by series, by subject, by category, and by title, with the option to browse only titles offered with closed captioning.

Here’s how to access any of these brilliant programs:

  • Go to
  • On NC LIVE’s home page, click the “Videos” button
  • Choose a series or category of video (you’ll be prompted to sign in using your library card number)
  • Click the “Play Video” button

For help with issues specific to the NC LIVE Video Collection, click the “FAQ” link at the top of the page.  For other common questions about using NC LIVE, use the “Help” link, also at the top of the page.


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