Research your term paper, learn a language or fix your car–our library extends beyond the walls! The Vermont Online Library Gale databases, Universal Class lifelong learning , Listen Up Vermont audio books and eBook and more s can all be accessed right here.

Internet Archive

Download or listen to free music and audio
This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download. The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Click here to visit Internet Archive.

Big Heavy World Music Library

You’ve reached a unique cosmic destination, the spinning vortex at the center of almost 20 years of working to preserve and promote Vermont-made music: The VT Music Archive Audio Player. Browse 10,000+ Vermont-made songs, archived at Big Heavy World in a special collection that’s open to the public and listenable online. Each song can be ‘checked-out’ of the library while you listen to it; you’re having a singular experience, and anyone else will have to wait their turn to hear it. This is a good, old-fashioned listening library.

Click here to visit Big Heavy World Music Library.


A free digital media service available 24/7. Download audio and ebooks right to your Kindle, eReader, Nook, iPod or iPad, tablet, computer, smart phone, mp3 player, and other mobile devices.

Click here to visit ListenUpVemont!.


Learn a language quickly and easily. Mango is an online language-learning system that  can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Click here to visit Mango.


Access downloadable recorded books. Here you can view the available books. There are over 2600 adult books and 900 children’s books. You may check out up to 15 audio books at one time for up to 21 days.

Click here to visit OneClickDigital.

Vermont Online Library

Also known as Vermont Online Library or VOL, and brought to you in part by the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Gale Group suite of databases is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, current events, economics, education, health care, literature, art, and science.  Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

Click here to visit Vermont Online Library.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest: Search U.S. Census data 1790-1940, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank, and the full text of millions of local history books and articles.

Click here to visit Heritage Quest.

Universal Class

Learn something new today! Click here for access to over 500 online continuing education courses. Subjects include: computer training, photography, resume writing, GED training, business courses, and many more. Classes are Internet based and feature real instructors.

Click here to visit Universal Class.

VT Dept of Libraries Recommended Websites for Research

These websites are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure we provide you with quality, freely available research options online.  The Vermont State Library also offers assistance with any research topic.  You may contact the State Library via phone, email, or visit us in person.

Click here to visit VT Dept of Libraries Recommended Websites for Research.

International Children’s Digital Library

The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children’s books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children.

Click here to visit International Children’s Digital Library.

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project

The VTDNP will digitize another 100,000+ pages of historical Vermont newspapers from 1836-1922 over the course of its second NDNP grant. For its first grant cycle, VTDNP successfully added 130,000 Vermont newspaper pages as fully searchable content on the Library of Congress Chronicling America website ( ).

Click here to visit Vermont Digital Newspaper Project.