Click the logos and down-arrows to discover streaming movies, video tutorials, downloadable e-books and audiobooks FREE with your library card.
Streaming movies, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Samuel Goldwyn, Kanopy Kids, and more. View up to 10 free films per month with your library borrower card. Sponsored by:
Get started with Kanopy movies
To register for Kanopy, click on the logo above and choose SIGN UP. Kanopy will require you to provide an email address to verify your registration and link it to your library card. The process is outlined in this quick overview of Creating a Kanopy Account.
Questions? Please contact us. We love to help!
Downloadable audiobooks and streaming movies, with a strong collection of Recorded Books and Great Courses from The Teaching Company. Sponsored by:
Also try Overdrive.
Get started with RBdigital audiobooks and movies
1. Create an account on the RBdigital website.
Click on the logo above, using a web browser on your computer or mobile device, and choose REGISTER. Enter your library card number and email address, and set up a password. If you're not sure what to choose for preferences, just keep the defaults; you can always change them later.
2. Download the RBdigital app.
Looking for the Media Manager to use on a computer?
You can click to download a new version of the desktop app. This computer-based app will continue to work but will no longer be supported with updates. Most of the RBdigital activity is migrating toward mobile devices like tablets and phones. As you look to the future, we'd be happy to help you figure out your best options for reading and listening to RBdigital material. Please call or stop by library.
3. Find titles, check out, download, read/listen/watch
Now that you've established your RBdigital account, you're ready to check out and download audiobooks and enjoy streaming independent movies through Indieflix. That process is fairly straightforward through the app, but feel free to contact us if you have questions. We love to help!
A large selection of downloadable e-books and audiobooks from the Green Mountain Library Consortium. Also try RBDigital.
Get started with OverDrive e-books and audiobooks
1. Download the OverDrive app.
Click the logo for Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
If you plan to read/listen on a computer, go to the bottom of the Overdrive app page and choose the appropriate icon for yourcomputer.
2. Find titles, check out, download, and read/listen
Once you have OverDrive installed, you can check out and download e-books and e-audio through the mobile app or on your computer (click the logo above). In Overdrive, instead of establishing a separate user name and password, you will log in using the same user name and password as your Brooks Memorial Library account.
Questions? Please contact us. We love to help!
Downloadable e-books and audio: FAQs
FAQs about downloadable books
What's the difference between RBDigital and Overdrive? Should I use both?
These are two different digital services provided to Brooks Memorial Library patrons through collaboration with the Green Mountain Library Consortium and the Vermont Department of Libraries. Each service offers a different selections of e-books and e-audio, so sign up with both for the best selection.
Does this include everything on your shelves?
We wish it could! Right now, the collection is still small, with thousands of items rather than the hundreds of thousands on the shelves at Brooks at at our parner libraries in the Catamount Library Network. But it's growing.
Do the titles appear in your online catalog?
No. The content comes directly from Overdrive and RBDigital. Some of our partner libraries in the Catamount Library Network add e-book records to the general catalog, but that's just a notification of what might be available. For current info and access to e-content, go right to OverDrive and RBdigital.
May I suggest that you buy a new title as an e-book or e-audio?
Absolutely. You can make suggestions for purchase for new downloadable titles just as you would for traditional paper titles. Overdrive also includes "recommend" links to suggest titles to the Green Mountain Library Consortium collection development committee.
Why are there waiting lists if it's electronic?
Publishers still sell copies of books one by one; that hasn't changed in the electronic era. So, popular titles will still have waiting lists at libraries. However, just as with paper books, we will often buy extra copies to keep the list moving along. Tip: Always sign in before searching. That will give you access to additional titles and copies that Brooks buys exclusively for its own patrons.
Lynda video tutorials help "anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals." One of the library's Online Learning resources.
Get started with Lynda videos
To access Lynda, simply click on the logo above and sign in with your library card number (no spaces) and PIN, which is usually the last four digits of your phone number. If you have any trouble accessing Lynda or need help with your card number or PIN, contact us! We'll be happy to help.
Brattleboro's award-winning BCTV offers local news, entertainment, and education. Some of the library's public programs are available to stream at BCTV.
Test drive an e-reader!
The library has some Kindles available for checkout at the circulation desk. They are pre-loaded with a variety of titles, and we will consider adding titles to the Kindles in response to patron requests. A search for the keyword KINDLE in the catalog will find descriptions of the Kindles and most of their contents. For more information, please inquire at the circulation desk or reference desk.