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Library Cards & Borrowing

child holding a library card and books in the libraryLibrary 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 Library System.

Non-residents (outside of the Homecard system) may purchase cards valid to check out physical items at the South Burlington Public Library for a fee of $25 per year. Anyone residing in South Burlington on a temporary basis of up to six months, may purchase a card for $10 valid for that time. Sign up for a library card during open hours.

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 help, visit our FAQ page How Do I? or watch our video tutorial. You may also call the Library at 802-846-4140 to renew.

Lending Policies

Most materials may be checked out for 3 weeks and may be renewed up to 3 times provided no one is waiting for the item. Patrons can renew in person, by calling the Library, or online. There are no renewals on DVDs or most Library of Things items.  

Passes are checked out for one day only. There is a $5 late fee per day if not returned by due date and a $50 replacement fee if not returned. 


You can request an item directly from our Library Catalog. Once you are logged into your account, click the Place Hold button for the item you would like. You will receive an email notice when that item is ready for you and the Library will hold it for three days. Requests need to be in by midnight for next-day pickup

InterLibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan requests can be made in person at the Library or over the phone at 802-846-4140. 

Interlibrary loan is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Vermont State Library.