Listen Up Vermont (Audio & eBooks)
Audiobooks and eBooks are available for patrons to download at listenupvermont.org. Simply click on the “sign in” link at the top right on their homepage, select “Richmond Free Library” from the menu that appears, and use your library barcode number to sign in.
If you need instructions or help on how to borrow, listen or return audiobooks, click here. For instructions or help with ebooks, click here. At the bottom of the Listen Up Vermont homepage, there are links to help and applications required to download to your device. Many titles also have a streaming option and no additional application will be necessary.
RB Digital (Audio & eBooks) Thousands of additional audiobooks and eBooks are also available for download at http://vermontstate.rbdigital.com. Titles listed are always available with unlimited number of simultaneous check-outs and all titles are compatible with iPods. Users will need to set up an account with One-Click Digital using their patron barcode from the back of the library card. Look for the “Register” link on the right side of the page.
If you need instructions or help on how to use RB Digital, visit their website here.
Can’t Decide? Browse the following resources:
The sites below might be of use to you as you search for you next great read (or listen). Some of them make suggestions based your past favorites; others direct you based on your current mood or style preferences; while others put award lists or other recommended or new title lists in front of you. So what’s next?
Bookseer: Just finished a book you loved and you’re not sure what to read next? Put in the book you just finished and it will give suggestions on what to read next.
WhatShouldIReadNext: Enter a book or author you like and this website will search its database for other possible favorites!
Whichbook: A completely new way of choosing what to read. Not genre based, give it a try.
Reading the Past: Previews of upcoming Historical Fiction and reviews.
The Gumshoe Site: Covering Mystery Fiction and the authors who write it.
All About Romance: Online since October of 1996 this resource is an excellence source of information on new and old in Romance Fiction.
SFBook: Science Fiction book resource for news and reviews.
Overbooked: A web site for ravenous readers. Overbooked specializes in providing timely information about literary & genre fiction as well as readable nonfiction.
Genrefluent: By the author of the book “Genreflecting.” A classic annual publication covering fiction in many genres.
EarlyWord: Used by librarians to see what’s coming next. Contains some bestseller lists.
Vermont Online Library (Reference)
The Vermont Online Library offers a wide range electronic information databases on a variety of topics for all age levels, for generalists as well as specialists. Its information is from well-known and trusted publishers and licensed by the State of Vermont from the Gale Group and H.W. Wilson. These resources are available 24 hours a day from any computer with internet access, not just your library. A few of the resources include the Chilton Library (automotive repair), Health and Wellness, PowerSpeak (foreign languages), Newstand (full-text newspapers), Career Transitions (career advice, including job search strategies) and many more.
Access over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses at Universal Class. Users will need to set up an account using their case sensitive patron barcode from the back of their library card.
Genealogy Resources Online
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. (Barcode login refers to your library patron barcode found on the back of your card.)
Additional genealogy resources:
The Vermont State Library provides a full access subscription to Ancestry.com for those visiting the Library. Vermont residents can also research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on Ancestry.com for free if they first sign up for a MyVermont.gov account. The Frequently Asked Questions page provides information on how to access these records.
Family Search contains some, but not all, Vermont birth, marriage, and death records in the state registry from 1760-2003.
The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project provides the ability to search thousands of pages of historic newspapers from around the state.
Cyndislist.com provides thousands of genealogy related links. If you are looking for an obscure document or list, this is the place.
The Ellis Island website requires free registration and provides passenger lists.
Obituaries.com allows searching of obituaries from the United States and some foreign countries.
Follow this link to explore many useful reference sites by category.
Emphasis is on free sites produced by governmental, educational, or non-profit organizations. Decisions regarding which sites appear in this listing were made by the Vermont Department of Libraries.