The Library is currently closed to the public.
We are, however, making holds and requests available for pickup. Patrons please continue to place holds and renew online. See link below on how to create an account if you have not already done so. If you are unable to place your own holds, call us at 846-4140 or email email@example.com . Bags of surprise books are again available - just give us some parameters. Items will be labeled and the carts will be located inside the mall, in front of the Library windows. If you can't come inside, call us from the parking garage and we will bring your items out during those hours. We will have someone available to run items out to your car. If you don’t have a cell phone, please call us from home before you set off. Keep in mind that we need to have your requests by 8:30 am for same day pickup. Check your receipts for due dates.
Read below for access to eBooks and Audio books free to you as a South Burlington resident. Click here for information on getting a library card.
PICKUP & PHONE HOURS
Mondays - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesdays – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays - 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fridays - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Placing Holds & Returning Items
If you have not yet set up your account, click here. Once logged in, find and select the title in your preferred format, then click the Place Hold button. You will receive an email notice when that item is ready for you. The Library will hold it for you on our Reserves Cart located at the Library entrance, until the expiration date on your notice. Items on the cart have already been checked out to you. Keep in mind that we need to have requests placed by 8:30 am for same day pickup.
Please note that in addition to placing holds yourself, we will take phone calls and emails requesting new titles that we do not own. Budgets are tight this year due to COVID-19 so we can’t guarantee that we will order every book you request or that the title will arrive in a timely manner.
With the disruption that the pandemic has caused, we know there are a lot of books, CDs and DVDs out there that have been delayed in coming back to the Library. If you have any library materials with past due dates, we’d love for you to drop them off in the book drop located on the first floor of the parking garage.
Keep an eye on this website as we continue the transition to wholeness. Call us at 846-4140 or email our general mailbox at sbplinfo@SouthBurlingtonVT.gov.
Hope to see you soon at the Library!
Please read the following documents if you are interested in how we are handling safety.
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)