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How Do I?

How do I email the Library?

You can email sbplinfo@SouthBurlingtonVT.gov and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I get a library card at the South Burlington Public Library?

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 for use only at the South Burlington Public Library for a fee of $10 per year. Children 16 years and under must have a parental signature on their registration form.

How do I know if the Library has a particular item?

Our Library catalog can be accessed in the Library or online. The catalog will show whether we own the item and if it is currently available or checked out. You may also ask a librarian to help you find items or to show you how to use the online catalog when you visit the Library.

How do I renew or place a hold online?

First you must create an account through the Library catalog. Click on Login in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Enter the number from your library card and the default password, userpass. You will then be prompted to create a new password.

Once you create your account, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner to view your Items Out. There you may renew any of your items that no one else is waiting for.

You may add your name to a waiting list for an item that is currently checked out. Click Place Hold button on the right side of the page of the item you would like. You will be emailed when that item is ready for checkout and the Library will hold it for you for three days.

How do I request a book for Library purchase?

If you would like to make a suggestion for the Library to buy a book for the collection, there are Book Reserve/Request forms at the Circulation Desk. If the Library decides to purchase the book, you will be notified when the book is available. The Library may decide to use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system for older items.

How do I sign up for a computer/print/copy?

Computer signup is self-service. Please remember to bring your library card to use the public computers. You will be asked to scan your library card to log-in. If you are visiting and need computer access, guest logins are available at the Circulation Desk. You can print to the Library printer from Library computers, your mobile device or personal computer. There is a public copier machine and scanner. Printed black and white pages are $.15 each and color pages are $.45 each.

How do I donate books to the Library?

The Library accepts donations of books (see guidelines) in good condition that can be used in the collection or sold by the Friends of the Library. Until further notice, donations should be dropped off at the Friends of the Library Bookshop, "A Novel Idea," at 1100 Dorset Street, during their business hours. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

How do I obtain tax forms?

Federal Tax Forms: We have been notified by the IRS they will be offering 1040 packages to Libraries.
IRS.gov/Forms - To view and download.
IRS.gov/orderforms - To order tax products to be delivered by mail.
Call 1-800-829-3676 - To order tax products to be delivered by mail.


Vermont State Tax Forms:                                       
Print forms tax.vermont.gov/research-and-reports/tax-forms.
Order by email tax.formsrequest@vermont.gov.
Call 802-828-2515 OR 855-297-5560.
Taxpayers may also file the following online at www.myvtax.vermont.gov: Homestead Declaration, Property Tax Adjustment, Renter Rebate, and Landlord Certificate. This is also where taxpayers will find the "Where's My Refund" service.