Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is your library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform. Hoopla of owned titles is available on the Library’s catalog or go directly to Hoopla!
Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language-learning system. The multi-faceted system allows users to learn new languages at their own pace. Once registered, users will have access to downloadable lessons, games and much more. You’ll need to register with the barcode from your library card. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic (Egyptian), or American Sign Language. Register here.
GMLC OverDrive (Audio & eBooks)
Audiobooks and eBooks are available for patrons to download at GMLC OverDrive. 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 card barcode in the user field and your last name as the password. This login is the same as using the library’s catalog, rfl.kohavt.org (patron barcode + last name).
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 GMLC OverDrive homepage, there are links to help and applications required to download to your device. We recommend downloading the Libby app. If you need additional help in navigating, this brochure may help: Libby booklet
Many titles also have a streaming option and no additional application will be necessary.
LearningExpress is a highly acclaimed eLearning platform that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, tutorials, occupational exploration, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. Patrons will create their own account where they can keep track of modules explored. Brush up on your math, science or writing skills, study for the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, a variety of Allied Health Certifications, Firefighting, Plumbing and more. Explore the possibilities at Learning Express.
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.
Legal Research Assistance
The Vermont Law School operates the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC), which offers free legal reference services to the general public. CLIC is open for in-person legal research visits and also provides assistance by phone and email.
Click here for a list of every Vermont public library that has a web presence.
Genealogy Resources Online
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.
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.