Greensboro Free Library offers over 11,000 free downloadable books and audiobooks through the Vermont Department of Libraries collection at Overdrive and its Libby App. Simply register for an account with your library card number to access new and popular titles. Here’s how you can do it at home, and please call if you need help!
1. Connect to Libby App and follow step 2, or download the Libby app on your Android or iOS device and follow step 3.
2. At the website, click the face icon (upper right) to access the menu. It will show you are at the Vermont Department of Libraries, with no cards yet. Click Add a Library Card. Find and click GFL in the dropdown menu under Choose a Location. The app will read, “Enter your library account details.” Proceed to step 4.
3. In the Libby App, click Yes that you have a card, type “Greensboro Free” in the search box, and select the Vermont Department of Libraries box showing GFL. Proceed to step 4.
4. Fill in your 14-digit card number: 2VSOO00000_ _ _ _ (the last four digits are specific to your account. Call or email for help).
5. Now you’re ready to explore! Click Preferences on the left to filter your choices by language, audience (child, teen, adult), format (audiobook or ebook), compatibility (e.g. Kindle), and availability. “Sort by” allows you to sort your results by date added, title, more. Click Apply Preferences to confirm.
6. Click Explore on the right to find guides to various collections, e.g. for teens, as well as links to What’s New, What’s Popular, What’s Available, and Subjects (featuring 97 different topics). Or, simply scroll down to explore featured collections.
7. Click a title you like. If it is available, you can read or listen to a short preview, or click Borrow to download the title for a 21-day period. If the title is in use by another patron, click Place a Hold, to learn when the title will be available and to reserve it.
Resources provided by
the Vermont Department of Libraries to All Public Libraries:
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.
Access – Go to Universal Class and use your library card number to login and create an account.
Learning Express library
is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone! It covers 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.
Access – Go to the Learning Express Library Click on Sign /In Register in the upper right corner. Click on New User to start New User Registration. Your institution (Greensboro Free Library) will already be filled out. Fill in the rest of the form and click Register at the bottom of the page. Thereafter you will sign in with the user name (your email address) and password you entered.
Vermont Online Library
Covering everything from newspaper articles to DIY car
repair, the Vermont Online Library (VOL)
can help with 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.
Access – Use the Vermont Online Library your library’s website. It will ask if you share your location; if not, login with your library card number or a password (ask library staff).
The Daily Hazen Link
Learn about what’s happening at Hazen Union at The Daily Hazen Link. This link also gives you teacher’s weekly class plans, ideas on what to do while school is closed and when students can pick up meals.
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library
offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 418
billion archived web pages.
The site offers
thousands of 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.
This site offers public domain audiobooks recorded by
volunteers for free use on any relevant device. Like Gutenberg, they tend to be
items published before 1924.
Access – Go to LibriVox and download free audiobooks.
This site offers is a collection of animated talking
picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational
games. They recently announced its online products would be available for free
to all public libraries until at least August 31.
Available through some Public Libraries (Please
contact your local library for availability):
RB Digital allows you
to check out ebooks and digital audiobooks to your phone, tablet, or other
drive. Just like print books, there’s a checkout period, and only one person
can have a book at a time.
Access – Install the RB Digital app, or go to https://vermontstate.rbdigital.com/ . You’ll need your library card number to enter a username and password when setting up your account. Call the library (802-533-2531 for your username which is your library card number.
Follow the steps below to download eAudiobooks and eBooks for free from home! These are free downloadable books and audiobooks through RBDigital. Simply register for an account with your library card number to access new and popular titles. Here’s how you can do it at home. Please call if you need help!
Fill in your library card number: 2VSOO00000XXXX – call us to find the last 4 digits specific to your patron number. Also create a username and password, and fill in your name, email address, and postal code.
Download the app appropriate for your reading device – Android or I-phone, Amazon Kindle or desktop…
From the app or website, click on Explore to see Audiobook or Ebook titles under headings such as Most Popular and Newly Added. From there you can click View by Genre to see titles listed by genres such as Humor, Sci-Fi, or Biography.
Click on a title you like. If it is available, you can listen to a short preview, or click Check Out to download the title for a 21-day reading or listening period. If the title is in use by another patron, you may place a hold on it, and you will receive an email notification when the title is available.
For video tutorials in using RBDigital, or for more information about it, click on HELP (upper right corner).