Online Resources

The Vermont Online Library (VOL) is a curated collection of online information resources covering a broad range of subjects. These resources are accessible with your library card barcode. VOL can be used to search for magazine articles and other information, some of which is in full text.  There are databases for adults, teens, children, business people, and those searching for medical information. Some of the magazines available in full text are Time, Newsweek, Consumer Reports and Glamour just to name a few! Vermont Online is made available due to our eVermont Grant.

The Bixby Library is a member of the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC).  Our patrons are invited to download audio books and eBooks from GMLC at no cost. Access audio books & eBooks through the OverDrive/Libby app. After downloading the app, login using your library card barcode. You can also login from a computer if you do not have a smart phone or digital device from the GMLC website.

Universal Class is a new on-line service offered to our Bixby registered patrons. Over 500 courses on a wide variety of subjects is available for free. Students can enroll in up to 5 courses w/ 6 months to finish each course. You may access courses 24/7 via the Internet.  Attend class, do assignments on your personal schedule.  Each course has real instructors who can communicate w / students by email.

These are non-credit courses and provided for personal enrichment.  Courses are not intended as substitution for any state. government, licensing or educational requirements. If you are interested in enrolling in Universal Class, you may register using this live link:

http://vermontstate.universalclass.com/register.htm

Please type in your entire library barcode number.  This Service is brought to you by Recorded Books, Vt. Dept. of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Heritage Quest Online is a free History and Genealogy database for our patrons.

To login please enter the user name: 0DXQCW9KXH  and check the information in your new patron packets or call the library 802-877-2211 to ask for the password.

Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service.  Your neighborhood’s forum is only open to the people who live there.  It’s all about helping neighbors connect. It’s fun! Join today, what are you waiting for?

Vergennes, and Ferrisburgh are two of 70+ towns/ cities across Vermont offering connection to Front Porch Forum. Front Porch forum is one of the digital ways our community can keep informed and connected neighbor to neighbor. The Bixby regularly posts events and updates about the library there.

 

The Public Library Association created DigitalLearn.org, featuring self-directed tutorials for learners to increase their digital literacy. These video-based modules are 6 to 22 minutes long, written at the fourth-grade reading level, and available in Spanish as well as English.