Listen Up! Vermont, known as LUV, was the inaugural project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium. This project initially joined together over 80 public and school libraries in Vermont to provide downloadable audio book service through OverDrive. Today there are 159 libraries in the state using the service.
Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks allow patrons to access a collection any time, and from anywhere, of titles chosen for the Consortium by a selection committee. LUV works with PCs, Mac's and mobile devices. Currently the collection has approximately 17,000 unique items (27,000 copies) in the constantly growing and changing collection. Over the last year (2018-2019) 191,795 audiobooks and 147,858 eBooks were circulated! Circulation grew by 37% in 2018-2019 and the number of patrons using the system jumped by 21%.
Any patron from a member library may access the collection at https://gmlc.overdrive.com/. Approximately 17,520 patrons utilized LUV in the last year.
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