EBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines

EBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines

Free Online Audiobooks, eBooks, and Magazine Digital Resources Available 24/7 – Anytime & Anywhere!

Library members can access thousands of digital e-books, audiobooks, and magazines to read or listen to for free, on their own personal devices, using their Manchester Community Library card!

MEMBERS HAVE THREE DIFFERENT DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO CHOOSE FROM:

1. The Green Mountain Library Consortium ListenUp Vermont (LUV) Digital Library “Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks allow patrons to access a collection any time, and from anywhere. LUV works with PCs, Mac’s, and mobile devices.” The collection consists of content available in English, as well as 38 additional languages, and includes access to over 40,000 ebooks, 8,000 audiobooks, and 4,200 magazines.

2. The Palace Project, available only using the Palace Project APP, provided by the Vermont Department of Libraries, is a “robust suite of content, services, and tools for the delivery of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital media especially curated for public libraries. Funded by a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Palace Project is a division of LYRASIS, working in strategic partnership with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).”

3. The Vermont Online Library ebook collection and the magazine, newspaper, and journal article collections contained within 49 databases  are provided for our library by the Vermont Department of Libraries.

ACCESS TO THE DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

Library members will use the same Login credentials for each of our digital platforms:

  1. The username is the 14-digit library card number.
  2. The password/PIN is the member’s last name* [all lowercase, no spaces or punctuation]. Please note that changing your password in The Manchester Community Library Online Card Catalog (located in the top navigation bar of the MCL website), will also change your password on all Manchester Community Library digital platforms.
  • Learn how to download the Palace APP here.
  • Learn how to access the Green Mountain Library Consortium ListenUp Vermont (LUV) Digital Library via Libby here.
  • Learn how to access the Vermont Online Library here.

* If the member’s last name is fewer than 5 letters, the password will be first name last name [again, all lowercase with no spaces or punctuation].

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kid favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS, and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

How can I watch Kanopy?

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your computer desktop and via SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.

How to create an account

  • To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Log in using your library credentials
    • The username is the 14-digit library card number.
    • The password/PIN is the member’s last name* [all lowercase, no spaces or punctuation]. Please note that changing your password in The Manchester Community Library Online Card Catalog (located in top navigation bar of the MCL website), will also change your password on all Manchester Community Library digital platforms.
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!

* If the member’s last name is fewer than 5 letters, the password will be first name last name [again, all lowercase with no spaces or punctuation].

Learning/Research & Career Resources

MCL is proud to offer free access to a wide array of online databases encompassing a variety of topics to all Manchester Community Library members. These resources are produced by known and trusted publishers.

Use the links below to connect to millions of newspapers, magazines, professional journal articles, audio clips, videos, and ebooks. They are available to you 24/7, both in the Library and remotely.

Simply click the link for the resource you would like to view and enter your MCL library card number and password to gain access!


Bloom’s Literature

Offers a wealth of relevant content on the most-studied authors and works, multicultural classics, contemporary literature, and more. The database contains over 750 full-length videos of classic plays and films, over 1,000 literary classics eBooks, and over 2,600 full-text poems.

EBSCO LearningExpress

A rich resource offered to our members through the Vermont Department of Libraries. LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related materials all in one platform. Check out this tutorial for help getting started.

MyVermont.gov

Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on Ancestry.com for free if they first sign up for a MyVermont.gov account. You can read more about how to access Ancestry at the Vermont Department of Libraries info page.

Britannica Library

The Award-Winning Resource for Children and Adults, is the oldest English-language general encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia Britannica was first published in 1768, when it began to appear in EdinburghScotland. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information!

LinkedIn Learning

Provides access to more than 16,000 high-quality online courses taught by experts in their fields. LinkedIn Learning courses cover everything from the latest technologies to basic computer literacy, all available to you with your MCL membership. Online courses are available in seven languages.

Opinion Archives

Provides full-text searchable archives for journals of opinion, such as The Nation, Commentary, The New Republic, National Review, Harper’s Magazine, New York Review of Books, and the New Yorker. Covers domestic and international politics, arts and culture from leading authors, poets, journalists, and statesmen.

VOL Gale Databases

Through the Vermont Department of Libraries, MCL offers access to a suite of 50 Gale Online Research Databases in the Vermont Online Library (VOL). Content made available in the VOL is produced by known and trusted publishers, and is available from any location with Internet access.

Chronicling America

Offers digitized issues of the Manchester Journal from 1861-1922. Use the “Issues for:” drop-down menu on the left to select a year, then click a date on the calendar to view an issue. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Mango Languages

Online access to Mango Languages, offering over 70 languages as a continuously expanding resource. Mango is accessible via a desktop website or a user-friendly app. To start with Mango Languages, visit their site, check out this short tutorial video, or use our help guides.

Universal Class

An online learning platform offering over 500 free continuing education courses that are hosted online and feature real instructors. With a diverse array of course content, there’s something for everyone! Use your MCL card number to create a Universal Class account. Check out this guide to get started.