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Let the Rowan-Cabarrus Library help you navigate the world of books. Want to read the latest thought-provoking non-fiction book? How about a light-hearted fiction book? Either way, the Library has you covered.

The semester is winding down, and it is time for a break! The Library will close at noon on December 15, 2023, and will not reopen until January 8, 2024.

The semester is winding down, and it is time for a break!

The Library will close at noon on December 15, 2023, and will not reopen until January 8, 2024.
We will resume regular hours on January 8, 2024.

All Calculators and Hotspots are due back on December 13, 2023.

    We have plenty of E-Books and Audiobooks to pass the time this holiday season!

Explore thousands of e-books and audiobooks on through Overdrive and on the Libby app!

Their collection of Winter Tales is available here.

Hoopla provides audio and e-books for your enjoyment. See what's available now in E-book or Audio!

eBooks Central provides primarily nonfiction e-books on self-improvement, life skills, and other topics.

Comics Plus offers comics, manga, and graphic novels for all ages!

Need inspiration for holiday dinner?

These resources offer a variety of cookbooks as well! Get started with Libby's cookbook collection!

Prefer to curl up with a physical book? 

Explore new additions to the library at the bottom of this page, or browse our catalog!


1st December - World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day exists to shine a light on the real experiences of people living with HIV today, while celebrating the strength, resilience and diversity of the communities most affected. It is a moment to inspire the leadership needed to create a future where HIV doesn’t stand in the way of anyone’s life.

3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

10 December - International Human Rights Day

2023 is the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 and set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.  

Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

Flipster - Online Magazines

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Join us online for a chat with Stephanie Land
New York Times bestselling author and inspiration for the Netflix series Maid

Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00PM

Register here. 

Join us for a chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education.

When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was later adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape from poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. 

In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn, including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, and navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.

Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class offers a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.


Christmas Movies from Kanopy

If you prefer a movie, check out our streaming video databases.

New to Your Library:

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

North Campus -  PZ 7 .M512765 Yaq 2013

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The Art of Insanity

South Campus - PZ 7.1 .W43 Art 2022

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An Appetite for Miracles

North Campus -  PZ 7.5 .K46 Ap 2023

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Children of Ragnarok

South Campus - PZ 7 .C4422 Ch 2022

Little Eve

North Campus - PS 3623 .A7315 L58 2022

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The September House

North Campus - PS 3615 .R529 2023

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The Only Survivors

South Campus - PS 3613 .I755 O65 2023

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North Campus - PS 3561 .I483 2023

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Long Story Short

North Campus - PZ 7.1 .K388 Lo 2022

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Tom Lake

NCRC - PS 3566 .A7756 T66 2023