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Need help with a research project? The library provides access to a number of online resources to help with your educational, informational, and recreational needs. 

Topic Guides

eGovernment ResourcesE-Government Resources

Access Local, State, and Federal Government Resources including:
  • Federal - 

    • Internal Revenue Service (tax information, IRS forms, refund tracking, resources to help with preparing your taxes, & more);
    • Affordable Care Act (Sign up for ACA health care insurance, Small Business Options, Patient Rights, ACA law & more); 
    • Social Security (how to apply, disability program, supplemental information, "Ticket to Work", Medicare & Medicaid); 
    • Congressional Representatives (contact your congressman and senator, congress voting records);
    • U.S. Agencies and Organizations;
    • Protections & Complaints (Consumer complaint, Do Not Call Registry, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), & more).
  • State -

    • Tax Information (NC Department of Revenue, tax forms and instructions, Tax disputes, small businesses, identity theft, Taxation Statue, & more);
    • Employment (NCWorks for job seekers and employers, youth employees, Employment Security, unemployment benefits, & more);
    • NC State Representatives (legislator information, committee memberships, & more);
    • N.C. State Agencies (Governor, General Assembly, Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce certificates, Department of Motor Vehicles, DMV renew your driver's license, Veterans Affairs, Disability & Children's Services, Homeschooling, & more);
    • NC Protections and Complaints (Department of Justice, Medical Practitioner complaints, Utilities, Banking, Domestic violence & more.);
    • NC Stats & Info (economic data, labor market analysis tool, GIS data, census and demographics, geological survey, statistical information, documents archive, & more)
  • Local -

    • Tax Information (Jackson, Macon, & Swain County Tax, Register of Deeds, parcel maps, & more);
    • Social Services (DSS, Division of Aging and Adult Services, child support, child abuse, safe surrender, crisis intervention, "Work First" TANF, food stamps, low income energy assistance, refugee assistance, care facility licensing, & more);
    • Health Services ( County Health Department, HHS, Dental Health, Rescue Squads, EMS, & more);
    • Regional Resources (Board of Elections, Road and weather updates, Great Smoky Mountains National Park road closings, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nantahala National Forest, Southwestern Commission, Western North Carolina Film Commissions, Town of Sylva, Franklin, Bryson City, Dillsboro, Highlands, Cashiers, Nantahala information, Eastern Band of Cherokee & more). 


NCLiveNC Live

NCLive provides FRL patrons access to a large variety of…

  • current and past journals and newspapers
  • Streaming video and image searches
  • Research databases on topics such as career, business and investing, health, history, genealogy, data and demographics, philosophy, religion, science, technology, and everything NC.

eBook and eAudiobook collections

Access Digital Library Materials on your own iPad, Kindle, Nook, or any other tablet or eReader at home with zero late fees!

  • The RBdigital collection offers you access to ebooks and eAudiobooks.
  • The Home Grown Collection features fiction and nonfiction digital eBooks from North Carolina publishers.
  • and more! Check out our eBooks page for more resources and collections. 

Visit NCLive today to explore their digital collections.

Call any FRL location for more information on NC Live.


Driving Tests

Our online Driver Education program contains North Carolina car, motorcycle, and CDL practice tests, as well as online driver's manual, and access to detailed answers about DMV-related FAQs.

For information about renewing your driver's license or requesting a duplicate driver's license online, visit NC Department of Transportation's DMV - License Renewal & Duplicate.


NC knows (no longer available)

After 13 years of funding support from the State Library of North Carolina, NCKnows will end on September 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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Business Link North Carolina

Business Link North Carolina is your entrepreneur resource center. 

Starting a Business? Call BLNC at 1-800-228-8443 to learn what state permits, licenses, tax forms and requirements you need to operate in North Carolina.

A BLNC counselor can provide you the information, resources and referrals that can help you start and/or grow your business. Se Habla Español! BLNC Counselors are available by phone 8am-5pm on weekdays. 

Visit Business & Investment Resources from Fontana Regional Library for more information & resources to help you with your business. 

About BLNC

BLNC is a division of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) and works closely with state, local and federal agencies, as well as other business support organizations, to provide you with the information that you need.

Services

Services BLNC provide include:
  • Identify mentoring services, financial resources and other small business assistance
  • Customized license and permit information
  • Forms for business structures, tax id numbers, employer requirements and more
  • Contacts for state, local and federal business services, programs & resources
  • One-on-one client consultations