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Check our library catalog to see if we own the item you are looking for. You can log in to your account from home, and see what you have out, renew items, update your email address, place your own holds, and more.
Find out more about our newest collection of downloadable ebooks and audio books: visit our Downloadable Audio Books page.
Find it at home or away
Do you need information at home, when the Library is closed, or when away? Try one of our online resources. Many of our resources require only your library card number; for the few that require a password, please call the Library at 802/253.6145 (one time
Access eBooks including Kindle and audiobooks. Through our membership in the Green Mountain Library Consortium and a generous initial grant from the Oakland Foundation, we are able to offer our patrons access to downloadable audio books and eBooks. Access the service directly at http://www.listenupvermont.org -- all you need to download is your library card.
Learning Express Library is a very robust collection of career and employment-related resources, including dozens of testing practice modules, academic subject tutorials, career overviews and occupational exams, and more. about the contents of the databases. There is no password required.
The Stowe Free Library has been storing the Stowe Reporter papers since 1959. We are now in the process of getting the papers digitally archived. If the year you are looking for has not yet been archived, please stop by the library, we would be happy to show you the original. The archives are available to anyone and no password is required.
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Includes the Federal Census from 1790-1930, Genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index, U.S Congressional Serial Set, Freedman's Bank Records and Revolutionary War records.
Access to this resource can be done through our library computers or from home. If you choose to use this from home, please call the library for the password. http://heritagequestonline.com
Our newest offering, Universal Class allows patrons access over 500 online courses at no charge. Designed for high school age and up there are a variety of offerings from accounting and bookkeeping, home schooling, computers & technology, crafts, medical billing and test preparation.
Be sure to create a profile with your email address when you log in for the first time -- Universal Class will keep track of your progress, and you can work at your own pace.
Mango Languages allows patrons access to conversational language learning lessons in 22 languages, led by native speakers, including Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and more, as well as 14 ESL programs.
Be sure to create a profile with your email address when you log in for the first time -- Mango will keep track of your progress, and you can work at your own pace, with no cds to return.
Do you have an additional library card from a library other than the Stowe Free Library? You must use your Stowe Free Library card number in order to log in to this resource correctly from the link above.
Our access to Mango Languages is made possible through a partnership with the Green Mountain Library Consortium.
The Vermont Online Library (VOL) offers a wide array of electronic databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day anywhere Internet access is available. The information is produced by known and trusted publishers. You must call the Library at 802.253.6145 to obtain a password (one time only).
Check our list of additional online resources to help you with your research at home. You can find online dictionaries, reference books, newspapers and newspaper indexes, and more.
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