Online Resources

Read, Listen & Watch

Libby 

Download ebooks and audiobooks for free through the Green Mountain Library Consortium using the Libby app and your library card. Libby is the free app created by Overdrive. It is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Windows (10 and up) devices, and some Chromebooks. You can also access Libby through a web browser at libbyapp.com.
Charlotte patrons have three checkouts and 5 holds at a time.

What is my library card number?  Enter your entire library card number.  If you do not know your library card number please contact the library.
What is my password? Your password is the same as your password on your library account.  By default it is your last name with standard capitalization (e.g. Smith, McCord, O’Brien, Grant-Smith)


 Use the following links for device instructions and other help:

Hoopla

Instantly borrow free movies, TV series, music albums, ebooks, and audiobooks anytime with your library card. No waiting or holds!

Charlotte Patrons may checkout 5 items per month. The number resets on the 1st of each month.

Hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. Download the app to take your borrows anywhere.

How to Hoopla Instructions
Device specific instructions available here.  

Set up an account with your library card and email address.  You will make your own password.
What is my library card number?
Use the entire number on your card (2V65A…)

New!  Hoopla BingePass includes unlimited streaming of:

  • Hoopla Magazines: read the current issue of 50 popular magazines for all ages and interests, such as Elle, Country Living, Men’s Health, Popular Mechanics, Runner’s World, The Week Junior, Esquire, Prevention, and more.
  • The Great Courses Library Collection: explore more than 300 courses, each containing numerous lectures—all with one borrow.
  • Curiosity Stream: watch high-quality and engaging documentaries and nonfiction series.

How to Access BingePass

  • In a browser: Go to hoopladigital.com/browse.  Find BingePasses under the Browse menu.
  • iOS devices: Use the Hoopla app*. In the bottom bar of the app, select the More button. Tap the BingePasses tab at the top of the screen.
  • Android devices: Use the Hoopla app*. At the top of the main screen in the app, you’ll see a set of buttons featuring the types of content available (e.g., Audiobooks, Comics, Ebooks, etc.). Swipe to the left to show more options, and BingePasses will be the last button in the row.
  • All devices: Use the search bar to search for “BingePass.

*Can’t find BingePasses in your app? Try updating your Hoopla app and then following the directions above.

Watch an  instructional video for using BingePass on the iOS app.


Kanopy

Watch movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos. 

Set up your account with your library card number and password.

What is my library card number?  Enter your entire library card number.  If you do not know your library card number please contact the library.
What is my password? Your password is the same as your password on your library account.  By default it is your last name with standard capitalization (e.g. Smith, McCord, O’Brien, Grant-Smith)

Learn

Digital Resource Guides

Family Resources for Fun & Learning
Financial Literacy
Health & Wellness
Local History and Genealogy
Natural Resources Information- Charlotte & Beyond


LearningExpress Library

Provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. No login required.  There is an option to create an account to save your progress.

Getting Started Guide
List of LearningExpress Resources


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Universal Class

Learn Something new today. Over 500 free, online, non-college-credit continuing education courses.
What is my “Enter Code”? For Universal Class use your entire library card number. For more information go to the Universal Class information page [PDF].


Digital LearnDigital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while or just need a bit of a refresher, here are some tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace. No library card required.


GCFGCF LearnFree

From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Look it Up

Digital Public Library of America
Discover 34,992,017 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.  No log in necessary.


Fact Checking

FamilySearch

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ free, community-based family history tool provides a single place for people to store information about their ancestors and collaborate with others working on the same family lines.


Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
An ongoing project with the National Digital Newspaper Program organized by the Library of Congress. Search Vermont newspapers published 1836-1922. National newspaper search is also available.


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Vermont Online Library
The Vermont Online Library (VOL) offers a wide array of electronic information databases on a variety of topics geared to a range of age levels.
How do I log in? In Vermont no log in is required. If accessing out of state, please call the library for the password.
Video tutorials and tipsheets


Vermont Vital Records on Ancestry.com
Vermont residents can 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.

For information on how to get free access please see: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/51380/AncestryVermontFAQ.pdf

Connect

Video Chat
There are many options for communicating with live video chats for personal or work use. Here are a few. Compatible with Android, Apple and Windows devices unless otherwise noted. If you need help connecting, click the Get Tech Help button below to be in touch with our tech librarian.