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Listen Up! Vermont – All you need is your Middletown Springs Public Library patron barcode and the Libby app (available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks). If your device is not compatible with Libby, you can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles. To learn more about the compatibility of individual devices, go to https://help.overdrive.com and click on the “Getting Started” button at top. Directions for downloading ebooks to Kindle are there as well. Printable pdf of detailed instructions can be found here.
RBdigital – Over 10,000 audiobooks and 800 e-books are available. Download the RBdigital app to your smartphone or tablet to get started. Select Vermont Department of Libraries as your library and create an account with your Middletown Springs Public Library patron barcode. If you don’t have a mobile device or find the screen is too small, go the RBdigital website for access. More detailed instructions can be found here as a printable pdf.
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.
Vermont Online Library (VOL) – 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.
LearningExpress Library – Includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. Job seekers can explore occupations, find career matches based on interests and skills, search for jobs and internships, search for scholarships, and write winning resumes. In the Skills Center one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer, the Internet and popular software applications with these self-paced, easy-to-use online tutorials —in beginner to advanced levels.
Library Catalog – All items in the library are listed in our online catalog on Library World. From home, or anywhere, find out if we have want you want and if it is in. Request a HOLD on the title online and it will be held for you to pick up for two weeks. If the item is out, you will be notified when it returns.
Inter-Library Loan – Can’t find it in this library? Ask about Inter-Library Loan. Inter-Library Loan gives patrons access to most Vermont libraries and many around the country. Items are usually received within 7-10 days the request. To see what is available other Vermont libraries, use the link above. Requests must be made through the library staff.
Vermont Department of Libraries – VTLIB website has helpful links to general and law-related information. The Special Services Unit offers Large Print and Recorded Books for the visually impaired.
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