Online Resources

Online Resources

The Bixby Library is a member of the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC). Our patrons are invited to download audiobooks and eBooks from GMLC at no cost. Access audiobooks & eBooks through the Libby app. After downloading the app, log in using your library card barcode and password. You can also log in from a computer if you do not have a smartphone or digital device from the GMLC website. Need help logging in? Try the instructions here or contact us.

hoopla is a free digital media service offered to you with your Bixby library card that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, or TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Click here for instructions.

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The Palace Project provides eBook and eAudiobook content through the Palace app. The Palace app will have shared content from GMLC plus additional resources but will not have shared content from hoopla and kanopyClick here for instructions.

Stream up to 8 videos a month on Kanopy with your library card. Find popular movies, indie films, documentaries, children’s shows, and more! Access to Kanopy is made possible through the Freda Fishman Stroh Cultural Grant. Click here for instructions.

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. VOL can be used to search for magazine articles and other information, some of which are 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! Access to Vermont Online Library is made possible through an eVermont Grant.

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

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

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

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Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on for free if they first sign up for a account. The State Library houses a number of Vermont-focused collections which may assist your genealogy research. The Vermont Historical Society maintains a list of places to find Vermont genealogy information.

LearningExpress Library is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone, from prep for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam, nursing and medical testing prep, job interview and resume writing, computer skills, SAT, LSAT, and GRE test prep, to interactive tools to help someone choose a career. Library cardholders can create a free account.

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.