Leisure Reading @ Hartness

Leisure Reading @ Hartness


Looking for a good book to read or listen to this summer? Hartness has you covered! You many not know that we have an extensive collection of fiction, science fiction, and more in print, eBook, and audiobook formats. For a few featured books, and for tips on searching the library catalog, check out our guide to Leisure Reading @ Hartness!

Text and Chat your questions!

Text a Librarian!


Got last minute research questions? Don't forget to Ask a librarian! Besides email and chat, Hartness also offers help via text messaging. Get your library questions answered quickly and efficiently!

Just text your question to 802-778-9584 and a librarian will reply shortly. Text and chat services are offered Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - noon and Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Leave a message outside of these hours and we'll get back to you within a day!

Access all Ask a librarian services by using the link at the top right of any library page.

ARTstor Digital Library Trial


Need images? Hartness Library currently has a 30 day trial of the ARTstor Digital Library. ARTstor has more than 1.8 million high quality images from subjects such as the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. You can find images of botanical illustrations, architectural highlights, ancient and contemporary art, and even fashion images. Follow this link and click on “Enter ARTstor Digital Library” to access the trial. Please provide any feedback by emailing the library.

Citation Tools

Need help citing sources for your papers?

A lot of the library databases have a built-in citation tool that will provide you with the the basics of a citation. Use the Citation Tools page as a guide for each database. This instruction page provides you with an image of where to locate the citation tool in a particular database. When using a citation tool in a database, just remember to double check the citation before using it in your bibliography, as the citations may still have inconsistencies or errors.(especially APA, which often lacks the journal url or DOI).

Find more about Citing Sources by going to the Guides & Help > How To > Cite Sources page on the library menu.

Information Literacy Month

October is Officially Information Literacy Month in Vermont!

Information Literacy Supporter Badge Governor Shumlin has signed a proclamation designating October as Information Literacy Awareness Month in Vermont!

Listen to the following public service announcement from Rusty DeWees!

Library Orientations

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Learn about the resources and research tools you'll need to complete assignments and papers at Vermont Tech by using the Hartness Library Orientation.

You can take this tutorial by clicking this link, or by going to Guides & Help > Library Orientation.

New this year, we also have a Hartness Library Orientation specifically for Nursing and Allied Health majors! Learn about our nursing and allied health specific resources and research tools by clicking here or by going to Guides & Help > Library Orientation: Nursing.

Apps for Students Guide

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Check out the new Apps for Students Guide to find apps that can help you with organization, studying, library resources and more! All apps featured in this guide are available for both iPhone and Android.

National Reading Month

National Reading Month

Celebrate National Reading month this March by requesting some leisure books from the library catalog! The How to Find books page will walk you through how to find and request books. Access it via the Guides & Help tab > How to > Find Books & Media.

Here are just a few of the New York Times Bestsellers available to you through the VSC library system:

Try a title search for a book and see what you can find! We are working on a new library catalog. Try a search there, too!

This Emotional Life

Featured PBS Series

Watch this award-winning, three-part series from PBS through the library's Films on Demand database, which you can access via Find Books & Videos > Search Videos. The series covers topics like happiness, bullying, addition, anxiety, family, and creativity.

Library Orientation

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Learn about the resources and research tools you'll need to complete assignments and papers at Vermont Tech by using the Hartness Library Orientation.

You can take this tutorial by clicking the link below, or by going to Guides & Help > Library Orientation.

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