The Book Drop is now open for returns and we are offering curbside pickup of materials on Mondays & Fridays 1-3 and Wednesdays 4-6. Call 802-846-4140 and leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to make your requests by 10 a.m. for same day pickup.
Please come by to pick up at your earliest convenience during the above hours. If the item is checked out we will add you to the hold list and will contact you when it comes back.
Due to the expected popularity of this service, we ask that you limit your specific title requests to five (available items) per library card. We will also fill a bag with magazines, picture books, easy readers and so on if you will accept surprises! The UMall remains closed, so pick up will be self-serve from a cart at the back door of the Mall. We are grateful to the Dorset St. Hannafords for making paper bags available, as paper is the safest way to pass along library materials.
1. Drive around back, past Target, into the parking garage. Look for the back door to the Mall, right behind the book drop and the elevator.
2. Return your books in the book drop.
3. Pick up your bagged requests from the cart. Those with mobility or immune system concerns may call in for assistance. Returns are now welcome; fines are still being waived.
Please read the following document if you are interested in how we are handling materials so as to protect our staff and you, the public.
Please read our letter regarding the Library closure on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus.
Online Library Resources
- Ebooks and Audiobooks are available to South Burlington residents using the Libby and Overdrive Apps as well through an internet browser. You can find more information on how to access our Ebook and Audiobook collection here. You will need your exact South Burlington library card number and catalog account password.
- Vermont Online Library provides access to Gale databases, enabling library patrons to search magazines, newspapers, books, and more.
- EBSCO’s Learning Express Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related online tools.
- Online genealogy resources are provided for your review and use.
- Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses free to South Burlington resident cardholders.
- Online Library Programming is available to those who are interested. Watch YouTube Storytimes on your own schedule. Attend Zoom meetings for our Great Decisions series, Cookbook Club, and Book Discussions. Stay up to date by visiting our Events page.
- The Vermont Department of Health has launched a new go-to resource for Vermonters to see an in-depth picture of COVID-19 activity in Vermont.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) developed an extensive COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a current page on health related information on COVID-19.
- The Vermont Department of Labor has information on directions to file for unemployment.
- The office of Senator Bernie Sanders assembled an excellent resource on "What You Need to Know about the Federal Stimulus Package" specifically for Vermonters and where to go to apply for support. Find the excerpt here.
- The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has a comprehensive Coronavirus Resources webpage, updated daily, that covers a range of policy areas from health and fiscal to elections. New additions include:
Small Business Loan (PPP & EIDL) Fact Sheet (PDF)
Student Loan Fact Sheet (PDF)
Stimulus Check Fact Sheet (PDF)