Read and Listen
Download ebooks and audiobooks for free on Listen Up! Vermont using the Libby or Overdrive app. Libby, the new, simpler, free app created by Overdrive, is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10 devices.
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)
New! Hold Redeliver
Instead of a title being automatically checked out to you when you may not be ready for it, you’ll now have a few choices.
1. Borrow it and start reading! You’ll have a 3-day pickup period to open the Libby app and check out your title.
2. If you’re not ready to start reading, you can choose “deliver later” and select a set time period when you’d like the book delivered to you. Once that time period is over, you’ll be next on the list.
What if I forget to pick up my hold? If you forget to borrow your available title during the pickup window, your hold will automatically be set to “deliver later” as a one-time courtesy or 7 days. After 7 days, your hold will be active again and you’ll receive another notification when the next copy is ready to borrow.
How will I know when my book has become available? Don’t worry! You’ll receive a notification from the Libby app.
Why did this change? This change was made to give you more control over what you read and when you read it, so you can get around to checking every book off your must-read list.
Does this only impact the Libby app? This change is being rolled out for all OverDrive ebooks & audiobooks whether borrowed in Libby, the OverDrive app, or from our website/catalog.
Use the following links for device instructions and other help:
- Libby App Guide
- Libby Help & Getting Started
- Overdrive: Getting Started and Troubleshooting Help
- Kindle E-readers
- Kindle Fire Users (compatible with Overdrive app only)
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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].
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Vermont Online Library
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How do I log in? In Vermont no log in is required. If accessing out of state, please call the library for the password.
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For information on how to get free access please see: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/51380/AncestryVermontFAQ.pdf