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 on in the Overdrive website:
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 (unless the first of those last four digits is a 0; then, just enter the last three digits)
To sign in on in the Libby app:
1. Tell Libby you have a library card
2. Search for Baxter using zip code 05065
3. When asked to enter your library card number, use the last four digits (unless the first of those last four digits is a 0; then, just enter the last three digits)
Questions about how to borrow books or use the Libby app? Stop by the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning Express Library is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone!
- Prepare for and take an occupation exam, like the CDL, law enforcement, teaching, and more.
- Work on skills for school, from elementary to college, or practice for the SAT, ACT, or GRE.
- Explore potential careers, based on interest, skills, and future growth.Get support for resumes, cover letters, and interviews, or search for jobs and internships.
- Prepare for the GED, or work on math and reading for adults.
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: 2000xxxx (replace the x’s with your own four-digit 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.
To sign in:
- Check the name of the library in the purple bar at the top of the page. If it doesn’t say Baxter Memorial Library ,click “Change Library” on the right side of the purple bar.
- Choose “Baxter Memorial Library” from the dropdown list and enter your library card number: 2000xxxx (replace the x’s with your own four-digit number; if you don’t know it, just email us).
Senior Planet – This is an incredible resource for people over the age of 60. Senior Planet offers technology-related resources to older adults for free. If you have a technology problem, you can contact them for free tech help M-F, 9-5 at (920) 666-1959. They also offer free, live online events that aren’t strictly technology-related (though most are). Here are several examples of their online offerings: Getting Started on Instagram (or Facebook or Zoom or…), Smartphone Photography, Protecting Your Personal Information Online, Mobile Health Apps, Online Tools for Contacting Your Lawmakers, and even Chair Yoga and Fit Fusion Workout!
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.