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RML Resources: Free Online Newspapers and Ancestry Records

Did you know that all Vermonters now have access to hundreds of newspapers and ancestry records online for free?

Getting signed up is a bit of a pain, but this post is here to explain how to get yourself started.

First you have to sign up for a MyVermont.gov account. Head over to this page and under Create a myVermont.gov Account click the Create Account >> button.

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Meet RML: The Website/Blog

How well do you know our website? (Technically it’s a blog, but we’re old fashioned here so we call it our website.) There have been a lot of updates and changes since we first started, so here’s a rundown of what our website has to offer.

The Sidebar of Awesome

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The lower portion of the Sidebar of Awesome.

No matter where you go on our website (except if you follow the link to our online catalog), you will have access to the wonderful Sidebar of Awesome. This sidebar lists all of our contact information, the names of our staff, the hours we’re open, and a quick list of some of our available resources.

Most importantly, though, if you scroll down below the Hours listing, you can find dates for upcoming events, such as Make & Take Crafts or Summer Reading Program meetings.

 

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Meet RML: Lesser Known Locations

Most patrons visit either our picture book section or our adult fiction section. But did you know that we have all of these other collections available for checkout as well?

Activity Books

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Looking for something to do with your kids? Maybe a rainy day activity? Or something to keep them entertained over the summer vacation? We have a sizeable collection of books on anything from science experiments to crafts available for check out.

You can find this section in the Children’s room, on the top shelf above the poetry and parenting books.

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Meet RML: Requesting a Hold

Did you know you can request holds from RML now? Holds mean that as soon as the book you have a hold on comes back in, we hold it at the circulation desk and contact you to come pick it up. Holds only last one week after we contact you, so be sure to come pick them up before we put them back on the shelf.

To hold a book, you first have to find it in our online catalog:

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simply type in the name of the author or title of the book you’re looking for:

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and hit the magnifying glass button to the right. This will bring you to a screen showing all books that match that search.

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If you notice, on the far right of each item you will see a button labeled “Request a Hold.”

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If you click that button, you’ll be taken to a screen asking for some information from you:

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The only thing this form needs is your name, but it helps quite a bit if you give us your number (either long or short form is fine) and some way to contact you. The form asks for an email, but if you’d prefer a phone call, feel free to leave a number instead.

Once you’ve put in all the information you want to add, click “Request a Hold” at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be taken to a page like this:

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As soon as the item comes in, you’ll receive an email or call. After that contact goes out, you will have one week to pick up your item. Just stop in at the desk and we’ll check it right out to you like normal.

If you have any questions about how holds work, or have trouble getting a hold to go through, feel free to stop in or contact us at (802) 453-4471 / russellmemlibrary@gmail.com.

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Meet RML: Audio and E-Books

Obviously we have books available at our library. But what if you are snowed in? What if we’re closed and you desperately need something to read? Or maybe you’re traveling and don’t want to have to carry a huge hardcover?

All Russell Memorial Library card holders have access to free e-books and audiobooks through the Green Mountain Library Consortium’s Overdrive System. To access them, all you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone and your ONLINE library card number. Continue reading

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Meet RML: Finding Books

Our library is small, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find the books you’re looking for.

Say there’s a book you really want to try. Maybe someone told you how good Anne Leckie’s Ancillary Justice is and you want to find yourself a hard copy of the book. How would you go about finding it?

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