The following resources are provided by the Vermont Department of 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.
Click Here to go to Universal Class. Input 2W725000000 (EX. 2W725000000###) followed by your three digit 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.
Click Here to access and to create an account.
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.
Click Here to access – It will ask if you share your location; if not, login with your library card number (2W725000000 (EX. 2W725000000###) followed by your three digit library card number) or a password (email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the password).
The following are free resources:
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 https://archive.org/
This site offers 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.
TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s e-book database
TumbleMath – K-6 math e-book database
TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 e-book database
AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database
RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
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 https://www.gutenberg.org/ and download ebooks in a variety of formats
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 https://librivox.org/ and download audiobooks.
This free genealogy site allows users to search for information, create a family tree, and pull records from their extensive database.
Access – Go to https://www.familysearch.org/