Tar Heel Reader

Classic Mode

We strongly encourage everyone to upgrade to a recent web browser such as the latest Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you are stuck with Internet Explorer, we recommend installing Google Chrome Frame; it does not require administrative privileges to install. Or consider using Portable Firefox; you can run it from a USB Drive, without installing at all. But we understand that not everyone can upgrade the software on their old computer.

If you are having problems using our site with an old computer or web browser and cannot upgrade, try Classic Mode. You will be able to find and read books, favorites, and collections but you won’t have switch access or the ability to create your own books.

Switch to Classic Mode

To return to normal operation from Classic mode, click the text you will find on the front page.

If switch access is important for you in Classic mode let us know and we will look into enabling it.