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Monetary Donations

The Library warmly appreciates donations in the form of cash or checks payable to The South Burlington Public Library at 155 Dorset Street, Suite B01. South Burlington, VT, 05403. Donations can be made for specific items, but all items purchased must be consistent with the Library's Collection Development Policy. The Library will determine the final disposition of gifts.


Donations are currently being accepted towards the building of a new library in City Center. Please make those checks payable to The South Burlington Library Foundation. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and monetary donations are held in accounts maintained by the City of South Burlington for the sole use of the Library until such time as disbursement is approved by the Library Board of Directors and/or the Library Director.

Please speak to the Library Director or a member of the Board of Trustees to plan a memorial gift to the Library.

Book Donations

The Library openly welcomes book donations from our community. Currently, all book donations to the Library should be dropped off to the Friends of the Library at Novel Idea Book Shop until otherwise stated.

A Novel Idea Book Shop Hours & Location 

Wheeler House

Bookshop is located at 1100 Dorset Street in South Burlington.

Beginning immediately, A Novel Idea, the Friends of the Library used bookshop will be closed until further notice.

Open April - October: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 10 am -2 pm
Open November - March: ONLY Friday & Saturday, 10 am -2 pm
Closed on holidays and if inclement weather.


Book Donation Criteria

The Friends of the Library have limited shelf space and limited storage; therefore, they must be selective when accepting donations and have established the following criteria:

To the best of our knowledge the following other locations accept book donations: