Listen Up Vermont, also called Overdrive, allows you to check out ebooks and digital audiobooks to your phone, tablet, or other device. You can use Overdrive on your computer, or you can download Overdrive’s Libby app (available for both Apple and Android) to your phone or tablet.
To sign in:
Go to the Overdrive Green Mountain Library Consortium
1. Click the “Sign In” button
2. Choose Baxter Memorial Library from the drop-down list
3. Enter the last four digits of your library card number
Questions about how to borrow books or use the Libby app? Stop by the library or email email@example.com.
RBdigital is an online service that allows library patrons to check out ebooks and digital audiobooks on their smartphone or tablet. The collection includes more than 10,000 audiobooks and 800 ebooks, as well as Pimsleur language eAudio (an audio-based language leaning program) and Great Courses (e.g., Practicing Mindfulness, Financial Literacy, The American Civil War, etc.).
1. Download and install the RBdigital App onto your smartphone or tablet and click “Register Now.”
2. Choose your country, state, and library. (If you don’t see Baxter Memorial Library in the list, just choose the Vermont Department of Libraries.) Then, click “Create Account.”
3. Enter your library card number (2000xxxx), create a username and password, and then enter your basic personal info. Click to accept the terms of service, and then click “Register.”
For more detailed, visual instructions, see the RBdigital Tutorial.
You can also read/listen on your computer at the RBdigital website.
Learning Express Library is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone! It covers everything from elementary school homework help, prep for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam, nursing and medical testing prep, job interview and resume writing, computer skills, SAT, LSAT, and GRE test prep, to interactive tools to help someone choose a career. It can help someone choose a pathway in life or provide the tools to get a better job.
To sign in:
Go to LearningExpress Library
1. If you are a new user, select “Register.”
2. Enter your name, your email address and a password (This will take you to “My Center,” your personal LearningExpress homepage).
3. Click “Home” in the upper right to browse LearningExpress classes and resources.
For future sign-ins, your email address will be your username.
Universal Class offers more than 500 online classes ranging in topics from writing skills, software programs (including Adobe and Microsoft programs), to science, html, and graphic design. There’s something for everyone! Though classes are not for college credit, they are led by a real instructor with whom you can communicate by e-mail. Courses allow you to proceed at your own pace, working on assignments anytime, day or night.
To sign in:
Go to Universal Class
1. Enter your library card number which is 2V6TE00000xxxx (replace the x’s with your own four-digit library number; if you don’t know it, just email us).
2. Enter your name, your email address and a password you create.
Vermont Online Library (VOL) covers everything from newspaper articles to DIY car repair, and can help with most any topic. Available for free to all Vermonters, VOL has options for all ages from elementary school through adult. You can even use it to read current articles from the NY Times, Washington Post, the Economist, and more.
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 418 billion archived web pages.
Project Gutenberg offers over 60,000 public domain ebooks for free use on any device. Because they are public domain, they are typically limited to items published before 1924, but that still includes a wide range of classics.
LibriVox offers public domain audiobooks recorded by volunteers for free use on any relevant device. Like Gutenberg, they tend to be items published before 1924.