Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina

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Bryson City, NC 28713

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Antiques & Collectibles

Collector Online's Club Directory

Art & Architecture


American Architectural Foundation

American Institute of Architecture  

Architecture Links on the World Wide Web

Craftsman Perspective

Cyburbia - The Urban Planning Portal




The Ancient History Sourcebook

Classical and Medieval History


ThinkQuest Dance site


Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide

The Costume Page

Theatre Central


Classical Music

Public Domain Music


A History of Photography

Masters of Photography

National Geographic Photography

Visual Art



Books & Authors

Author Biographies - Author biographies and bibliographies

Awards - Genre

Bram Stoker Awards - Horror

Caldecott Medal - Children's literature

Hammett Prize - Crime

Hugo Award - SciFi

James Beard Award -Cooking

The National Book Award

Nebula Awards - SciFi

Newbery Medal - Children's literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature

PEN-Faulkner - Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes

Rita Awards - Romance

Spur Awards - Western

World Fantasy Awards


Bestseller lists

The New York Times Books Bestseller Lists

Publishers Weekly Bestseller List

Website for Ravenous Readers

ALA Banned & Challenged Books

Banned Books and Censorship


Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides


Page By Page Books - Read Books Online for Free

Project Gutenberg - Over 33,000 free electronic books - Books, short stores and poems, quotations

Retail Sales - Online - Used, secondhand, rare, out-of-print - Used, rare, and ot-of-print

Barnes &

BookSpot - book reviews, book awards

Book Reviews - Reviews, best seller lists

Barnes & Noble Bookbrowser - Critics' comments, reviews

Book Spot - Best sellers lists, reviews, excerpts, 100 best 20th century books

Boston Book Review - Independent reviews, author interviews, award-winners

C-SPAN Book Notes Program - Transcripts, video, audio

C-SPAN2 BookTV Program- Weekly program highlights

Chicago Tribune Book Reviews - The Chicago newspaper's book section, excerpts

Librarian/Publisher Connection - Links to "Best of" lists from myriad sources

New York Review of Books - Reviews, excerpts

San Francisco Chronicle Book Reviews – The San Francisco newspaper's book section

For more suggested reading lists, click the Library Catalog.

Business & Consumer Education

Better Business Bureau

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Consumer Information from the Federal Government  

Edmunds Car Buying and Leasing

Federal Citizen Information Center

Financial Educatioin Center

Financial Tools, Strategies for Managing Your Money

Government Loans

Kelley Blue Book -- auto price guide

NADA Guides -- auto price guide

North Carolina Financial Literacy Center

Personal Bankruptcy Tips

Thomas Register Online

Zip Code Lookup

Childcare and Child Development

Childcare Services - Find care for your children

Child Care Services - Early childhood project, childcare wages, child care research

North Carolina Dept HHS - Child care services for parents, providers


Child Development

More At Four - N.C. Governor's Office

Ready At Five - School readiness professional articles and activity ideas for parents and teachers

Region A Services - Partnership for Children

Smart Start - NC

Zero To Three - Child development information regarding infants and toddlers

Computers & Technology

Computer Class Curriculums
Computer Skills

Digital Literacy Resources

Electronic Services Computer Training

Introduction to Computers

MS Word Lessons and Practice

Webopedia Online Computer Dictionary


Food Network

Recipes from Bon Appetit & Gourmet magazines


Colleges & Universities / Student Aid

About the SAT Reasoning Test 

Accredited Online Colleges in North Carolina

College financial aid/scholarships  

College Foundation of North Carolina

Colleges & Universities - Student Aid

CollegeNET - Online College Applications and Free Financial Aid Search

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

Low Interest College Loans, Grants and Savings Programs

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

North Carolina Community College System

Peterson's Education Porta

Request a PIN Number for Student Loans - Financial aid, careers, military service, etc.

US News & World Report/Education - Rankings, financial aid, etc.


Homeschooling in North Carolina

NC Requirements for Homeschooling


Click here for our For Kids resource page


Click here for our For Pre-school resource page


Click here for our For Teens resource page

Teachers - Plans and Projects

Early Childhood Links - Cooking and craft ideas, lesson plans, games, and professional articles for child care providers, parents, homeschoolers, and teachers

Songs For Teachers - Theme-related songs and poems for early childhood educators

Teacher Net- Pre-K through Grade 12 teacher tested class projects and lesson plans

Employment & Careers

Career Library

Federal Jobs
Job & Career Accelerator
Job Search Toolkit
Joblink NC

North Carolina Employment Security Commission

Occupational Outlook
Senior Community Service Employment Program - NC

Environment & Conservation

Conservation / Ecology

EPA Climate Change Site

EarthTrends - Environmental Data from World Resources Institute  

Fuel Economy Guide

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre  


Endangered Species Program - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Find a Recycling or Re-use Location

Garbage and Other Waste Handling

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide


Carolina Gardener Magazine

The Garden Helper Guide

Lawn & Garden - NC Extension Service

National Gardening Association Regional Reports

The North Carolina Arboretum

Plants For Shade Areas

SC Botanical Garden

USDA Plant Database


General Resources

Cyndi's List - 150 categories of genealogy links

Family Search - LDS Family History Library System

Find a Grave


GenForum – Chat forums by surname

Heritage Quest Online

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Library of Congress American Memory Collection - History, maps, immigration

National Archives - Genealogy Research

RootsWeb - Research guides, databases, surname lists

US GenWeb Project– State & county pages, cemeteries, census

World GenWeb Project


North Carolina

NC ECHO: Exploring Cultural Heritage Online

NC Genealogical Society

North Carolina State Archives - Records, photographs, sound recordings

North Carolina Vital Records - Births, deaths, divorces, marriages

State Library of North Carolina - Genealogy resources

University of North Carolina Library - Research, and photographic collection



Cashiers Historical Society

Highlands Historical Society 

Jackson County Genealogical Society

Macon County Historical Society & Museum

Swain County Genealogy Society

Swain County GenWeb Project

Tennessee Genealogy Research Links


Arts & Crafts


The Embroidery Directory


Aunt Annie's Crafts(tm)


Wool Works the online knitting compendium


Wonderful Stitches


Joseph Wu's Origami Page


The Puppet Builder

Health & Medicine

American Medical Association

Healthfinder - NIH and USDHHS

Mountain Area Health Education Center - MAHEC                                       

MEDLINEplus - US Natl. Library of Medicine, NIH

North Carolina Health Info

United States Department of Health and Human Services



Administration on Aging  

Compassion & Choices 

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)

Family Caregiver Alliance 


National Family Caregivers Association                                

National Institute on Aging

Respect my Wishes 


AIDSinfo - HIV - AIDS Information


Alcoholics Anonymous


Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Disease Education


Autism Society of America


American Cancer SocietyCancer Care

National Cancer Institute

Death and Dying

Beyond Indigo - Death and dying support for grief and loss

Growth House - Guide to death, dying, grief, bereavement, and end of life resources

Dentistry and Oral Health

Dental Fear Central - Dental Phobia Information - Dental Resource - Find A Dentist

TMJD Resource - Temporomandibular joint disease

Diet & Nutrition

Ask the Dietitian

The Calorie Control Council

Food Pyramid

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

U.S. FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Drug Abuse

Office of National Drug Control


Health Care & Hospitals

eMedicine Health

For Health Consumers

Johns Hopkins

The Mayo Clinic



Administration on Aging

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)


National Institute on Aging



Cesarian Section -National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Women's Health Information Center

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - Health Information

Reproductive Health Gateway Search

Home Building & Maintenance

Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

The Home Energy Saver

Sustainable Sources

House Construction

Building and Home Improvement Network

Residential Construction Information

Language & Grammar

BYKI - Before You Know It (passwork required from library)

Children's Stories in Spanish

iLoveLanguages - Your Guide to Languages on the Web

Language Translation for Immigrants

Language Translations

Learning Languages

Oxford English Dictonary - Ask Oxford 

Spanish Site - to learn English

Legal Information


North Carolina Family Law  - Marriage, Divorce, Child Custody, Property

North American Law Resources


Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

US Copyright Office

Crime & Law Enforcement

Crime Library - Court TV

Federal Bureau of Investigation

National Crime Prevention Council

National Indian Justice Center

National Indian Law Library

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics


American Library Association

Internet Public Library

Library of Congress

NC State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

ThinkQuest Library

Wireless Resource Center Links to on-line libraries, glossaries, books, newspapers, web-bsed training, on-line technical libraries, newsletters, magazines, etc.

Area / State Libraries

Asheville-Buncombe County Library System

Community College Libraries in NC

Haywood County Library

Library Catalog: ASU, WCU, UNCA

Madison County Library

Nantahala Regional Library

Southwestern Community College Library

State Library of North Carolina

Western Carolina University Hunter Library

Natural Resources

Blue Ridge Parkway  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Forest Service

National Forests in North Carolina

National Park Service  

North Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources

North Carolina State Parks

News Media

NC LIVE - Need password from your librarian


Asheville Citizen Times

The Burningtown News

Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle

Franklin Press

The Highlander

Macocn County News

The Mountaineer

Smoky Mountain News

Smoky Mountain Times

The Sylva Herald

Tuckasegee Reader

WHLC FM - Highlands/Cashiers



WPFJ AM - Franklin

WRGC AM - Sylva


ABC News

Associated Press

CBS News


Drudge Report

FOX News

NBC News

New York Times


USA Today

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

State & Regional

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Charlotte Observer

Raleigh News and Observer

Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina

Child Support Forms

Community College Libraries in NC

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation

Employment Security Commission

North Carolina Aquariums

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Department of Revenue

North Carolina ECHO - Exploring Cultural Heritage Online

North Carolina Encyclopedia

North Carolina Family Law  - Marriage, Divorce, Child Custody, Property

North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina Income Tax Forms

North Carolina Law Resources

North Carolina - Official Government Site

North Carolina State Data Center

North Carolina Vital Records - births, deaths, divorces, marriages

North Carolina Zoo

State Library of North Carolina

Reference - General

American Civil War Homepage - Univ. of Tennessee

American Women's History

Biographies - A&E TV

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy

Dead People Server

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation

Google Books - Search thousands of digitized books

Historical Documents of the US

Information Please - Almanac, Atlas, Dictionary, Encyclopedia

International Reference of Countries - Maps, flags, quick reference

Internet School Library Media Center

Library of Congress

Literary Reference, Quotes, Definitions

Movie Database

NC LIVE - Need password from your librarian

Online Conversion Tables - Length, weight, temperature, pressure energy, cooking and more

Our Elected Officials

Perry-Casteneda Library Map Collection - Univ. of Texas collection of historic, political, thematic maps and more

Presidents of the US

Smithsonian Education

"So You Wanna" - How To Do It Yourself

US Politics Trivia and Quizzes

Urban Legends Reference Pages

Urban Legends and Folklore


Federal Holidays Calendar

History of the Holidays

World Public Holidays Database

Search Engines


Beaucoup! 2,000+ Search Engines, Indices and Directories







American Youth Soccer Organization

Association of Tennis Professionals


Fox Sports

Ladies Professional Golf Association

Major League Baseball

Major League Soccer


National Basketball Association

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Football League

National Hockey League

North Carolina Fish & Wildlife

Professional Golfers Association

Sports Illustrated

Women's National Basketball Association

Women's Professional Tennis Organization

World Wrestling Entertainment

Tax Information & Forms

IRS Forms and Publications

N.C. Department of Revenue

North Carolina Income Tax Forms

Telephone, City & Zip Code Directories

BigBook Directory – City & Town Official Sites

Toll Free Number Directory

Switchboard Home Page

USPS ZIP+4 Code Lookup

Yellow Pages Directory

Travel & Geography

Google Maps

North Carolina Historical Materials

North Carolina Maps

Topographic Maps (member sign in)

Travel & Living Abroad - Includes visa and passport information, travel advisories

U.S. Government

Acronyms of the U.S. Government

Census Bureau

Civics Educational Games and Lessons

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

Federal Election Commission

Federal Government Resources

Federal Reserve System

FedStats - Statistics for states, counties, government agencies

FedWorld -- Federal Government Information Locator

Freedom of Information Resources

Historical Documents of the US

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Administration

US Congress - Bills, committees, congressional record

US Department of State - Includes passports, visa, travel information; news updates, international issues.

US House of Representatives

US Postal Service

US Senate

Weather & Road Conditions

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service – Southern Region

Traffic and Travel Conditions in NC

US Road Conditions

Western North Carolina Community Links

Advantage West North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Virtual Visitor Center

Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce

Cherokee NC Chamber of Commerce

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Franklin Chamber of Commerce

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlands Chamber of Commerce

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Mountain Area Information Network

Nantahala Community Information

Nantahala National Forest

Our Elected Officials

Town of Dillsboro

Swain County Chamber of Commerce

Jackson County



Macon County




Swain County

Bryson City



Antiques & Collectibles

Art & Architecture

Books & Authors

Business & Consumer Information

Childcare & Child Development

Computers & Technology



Employment & Careers

Environment & Conservation




Health & Medicine

Home Building & Maintenance

Language & Grammar

Legal Information


Natural Resources

News Media

North Carolina

Reference - General

Search Engines


Tax Information & Forms

Telephone, City & Zip Code Directories

Travel & Geography

U.S. Government

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Western North Carolina Community Links



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