new! Streaming audio & video


New to Rutland Free Library, we now offer Kanopy video streaming service. Watch up to 10 movies per month at no charge as a member of Rutland Free Library. Need a hand getting started? Kanopy offers a complete FAQ section.

Kanopy Kids

Unlimited viewing for kids & families through the Kanopy web page.

***NEW*** Freegal streaming audio

We are now offering the Freegal music streaming service. In addition to free streaming, Freegal allows you to download music to build a permanent library of your personal favorites. Get started with their handy guide or FAQs.


We’re offering fans of British TV & film a treat with our Acorn TV streaming service, as well as video streaming of Great Courses. This was provided by our RBDigital subscription, and we do not know the final decision on how or how long this service will be available now that RBDigital is under new ownership. Stay tuned!

Dig into a huge collection of mysteries, comedies, dramas and more. Titles like Poirot and The Agatha Christie Hour, favorites like Midsomer Murders and A Place to Call Home, Acorn exclusives & original series, all free to RFL members!

Great Courses offers almost 1,000 courses on a dozen subjects, including history, science, economics & finance, music, and better living. Learn to paint, play an instrument or discover the wonders of the universe on streaming video with with a free subscription, only for members of Rutland Free Library. Great Courses are now also available on Kanopy!

ebook and audiobook downloads

***Now with more resources!***

ListenUp Vermont (Overdrive / the Libby App) has added a new collection of classic titles for students. Look for the Duke Classic series once you are logged in. There are no limits on the number of copies available, so they’re perfect for group reads. And they’ve added a curated collection from Project Gutenberg. That’s a collection of 61,000+ copyright-free titles available for free download at any time. Overdrive has collected about 27,800 of them for free, unlimited downloads through the app.

We have two download services, with widely differing selections of books. Both services let you download eBooks and audiobooks to your computer, reader, tablet, phone, iPod/MP3 player or other mobile device. We strive to provide different selections for each service so browse both for the widest choice of reading and listening material.

You will need your library card number and PIN, and a free app (or software if your device isn’t app-friendly) for each service. If your card is blocked because of fines or because your card has expired, please call 773-1860 to arrange payment &/or renew your card and resume service.

Download with LIstenUp Listen Up! Vermont uses the Overdrive platform (look for the Libby app if your device uses apps). If you need help, want to learn to download audiobooks or have a device that is not listed, please see the Overdrive Digital Help page. Overdrive now has personalized help profiles for each reader and audiobook device!

Download with RB DigitalRBDigital is moving to Libby:

This service has been bought out by Overdrive, the company that also provides the Libby app. If you are an RBDigital subscriber with RFL who has not used Libby, here’s a how-to guide provided by the state Department of Libraries, who also provide the umbrella contract for these services that let us provide them to you.

Tumblebooks are for kids

online ebooks for kids:

The TumbleBookLibrary is an interactive website, offering read aloud talking picture books. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

eBooks are viewable online only.

Need Help? Visit TumbleBook Help.