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Download eAudiobooks and eBooks for Free!

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.

Contact GFL for help: 802-533-2531; [email protected]

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Resources that Patrons Can Access Remotely

Resources provided by the Vermont Department of Libraries to All Public Libraries:

Universal Class

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

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).

Free Resources:

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

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 418 billion archived web pages.

Access – Go to Internet Archive

Project Gutenberg

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.

Access – Go to Project Gutenberg and download free ebooks in a variety of formats

LibriVox

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.

TumbleBooks

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.

Access go to
www.TumbleBook Library.com for K-6 children’s ebook database
Username: tumble735 Password: books

https://www.TumbleMath.com for K-6 math ebook database Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

https://TeenBookCloud.com for gr 7-12 ebook database
Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

www.AudioBookCloud.com for all ages audio book database
Username: rumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

https://www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Username: rumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

FamilySearch

This free genealogy site allows users to search for information, create a family tree, and pull records from their extensive database.

Access – Go to FamilySearch

Available through some Public Libraries (Please contact your local library for availability):

RB Digital

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.

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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!

  1. Connect to https://vermontstate.rbdigital.com.
  2. Click on REGISTER (upper right corner).
  3. 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.
  4. Download the app appropriate for your reading device – Android or I-phone, Amazon Kindle or desktop…
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. For video tutorials in using RBDigital, or for more information about it, click on HELP (upper right corner).