Digital Resources

more than just books . . .
digital resources available in the library and from
anywhere, anytime

Access FREE Downloadable Audiobooks & e-Books:

Listen Up! Vermont
Best to sign in before you begin to browse – locate Middletown Springs Public Library and enter your library card number (2VSO100000_ _ _ _), browse the selection of children’s & adult fiction/non-fiction, select titles for “my basket” to check-out or for “my wish list” to go back to later, items circulate for 7 or 14 days (your choice), and can be renewed if there is no one else waiting, download free OverDrive Software to your computer, “check out” up to three (3) titles at a time, listen/read on your computer or transfer titles to your portable devise [MP3, ipod, e-reader]
if the item you want is “out”, place a “hold” on it. You will receive an email when it becomes available and then have three (3) days to log on and check it out.

Universal Class
Over 500 FREE Online High-Quality Continuing Education Courses.
Designed for patrons (generally high-school & older) interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
Register online using your Library Card number (2VSO100000_ _ _ _).
Participate in classes online at your own pace,
Correspond with instructors,
Take up to 6 months to complete an individual class.
Class content covers a wide range; from hobbies to job skills to education and test preparation.
Receive continuing education credits for completed courses.

Vermont Online Library (VOL)
Searchable Databases; homework help, medical info, and more.
Access from library or home computer; using the word “space” as passcode.
More focused search results than available from generic seach engines,
including:
Expanded Academic ASAP
1,000 full-text and 2,000 indexed periodical titles in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology, national news, general interest subject areas; periodicals covering all academic concentrations.
Magazines, Journals & Newspapers
3,100 full-text and 6,000 indexed periodical titles, 1980 to present; general interest magazines to specialized periodicals including full indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Christian Science Monitor; and 89 wire services.
InfoTrac Kids/Junior/Student Editions
altas, dictionaries, almanacs, news articles; history, sports, environment, and others
Business & Company Resource Center
Accurate, up-to-date company and industry intelligence of more than 300,000 companies
Health & Wellness Resource Center
adult, adolescence, and childhood, conventional & alternative medicine, and PDR

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.
Most items received with in a week of the patron’s request.
To see what is available from DOLcat and Other Vermont Libraries, use the link above.
Requests must be made through the town librarian.

Vermont Department of Libaries
DOL Website has helpful links to general and law-related information
Special Services Unit offers Large Print and Recorded Books for the visually impaired

Public Computers & Free Internet Access

in the library (as of March 1, 2012) – from the e-Vermont Program & VT Dept. of Libraries
desktop computer
laptop computers (3)
netbook
iPad
b&w printing (10¢ a copy)
b&w copier (10¢ a copy)
scanner

“technology to go”
Kindle e-reader – try it out

Wireless High Speed Internet Access 24/7

signal is on even when the library is closed.

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