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eLIBRARY

eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eLearning databases

Did you know you can access eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from your computer, tablet or other mobile device?

Pierson Library subscribes to the Green Mountain Library Consortium’s “Listen Up! Vermont” digital catalog, giving you access to 1000's of titles to read and listen to on your computer, eReader or other mobile devices. Using your library card number, you can borrow and return digital content exactly like a traditional print or audio book…without leaving home.

Additionally, the library provides access to Freading, which allows for you to borrow up to three titles a week of your choosing with no wait.  And during this time of crisis, the Internet Archive has made a "National Emergency Library" available for all to use, with more than 1.4 million titles from the 1920's through the 2000's.  To use the NEL, you may need to also download Adobe Digital Editions for the best experience.

We also have the Project Gutenberg. Allowing you to read thousands of ebooks for free. Offering the classics on most books published before 1920. Take a look, perhaps there's a story for you.

Databases

Need to research a subject? Track your family history? Learn a new skill or language? Pierson Library has you covered.

Using your library barcode number, you can sign in to our online databases and access millions of documents – quality information that’s safe for the whole family – covering any subject you can dream up.

Online Databases & Learning Resources

America’s News (Newsbank)
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Vermont News (Newsbank)
Search a collection of news resources from the state of Vermont.

America’s Obituaries and Death Notices (Newsbank)
Each day, America’s Obituaries & Death Notices collects records from more than 3,300 newspapers nationwide, making them available through one fully searchable database.

InfoTrac
Access to 100s of online periodicals and academic journals

Genealogy Resources
State of Vermont Site listing genealogy resources.  Note that access to Heritage Quest has been discontinued by the state as of February 2020.

Universal Class
Provider of online, self-paced continuing education courses (offered free through the State of Vermont)

TumbleBook Library
Thousands of ebooks for Preschool through Grade 6!

Tumble MATH
A math book database for grades K - 6.

Teen Book Cloud
Ebooks selected for grades 7 - 12.

Romance Books Online
More than 1500 steamy romance novels to while the time away!

Learning Express Library
Academic and career-related courses including skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, admissions exams, licensing tests, career exploration, and more. 

Search Other Library Catalogs

Vermont Department of Libraries – DOLCat

Books and other materials housed in the libraries operated by the Vermont Department of Libraries

University of Vermont Libraries
Descriptions, locations and access information for over 1,500,000 items at UVM.

WorldCat Library
The world’s largest bibliographic database