OPEN HOURS? RESERVE? CHECK OUT? What you need to know

Lending Policies & Library Cards

Young girl holding her first library card

Lending Policies

Books in very high demand are checked out for two weeks. DVDs are checked out for three weeks with no renewals. All other items are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed up to three times provided no one else is waiting for them. 

Setting Up Your Account

Each library patron can view their own checkouts and also reserve and renew items by logging into their account. The first time using the Catalog, log in with your library barcode number and userpass as a temporary password. You will then be prompted to change to your own personal password. For a video tutorial visit our YouTube channel. You may also call the Library at 802-846-4140 to renew.

 Library Cards

Any legal resident of South Burlington over the age of five may obtain a resident library card with identification that clearly shows name and current legal address. Any South Burlington resident in good standing may use this library card at any of the other local libraries that are part of the Homecard system. Non-residents (outside of the Homecard system) and temporary residents may obtain cards valid to check out physical items at the South Burlington Public Library. Check current library open hours to come in and obtain a library card.

If you are a South Burlington resident who would like a library card, fill out the form below, call or email us for a temporary virtual card, which will be valid for the next 6 months. The virtual card will allow you access to all of our online resources including Ebooks and Audiobooks now.



 Sign up for your Library Card