How Do I?
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 to check out physical items at the South Burlington Public Library for a fee of $10 per year.
While the Library is closed indefinitely, if you are a South Burlington resident who would like a library card, fill out the form, call or email us for a temporary virtual card, which will be valid for the next 6 months. Once the Library reopens you will come in with your South Burlington ID at that time to sign and pick up your physical card. The virtual card will allow you access to all of our online resources including Ebooks and Audiobooks now.
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.
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.
PLACE A HOLD
While the Library is closed - Add your name to a waiting list for popular titles now found in our Library Catalog. There is a limit of 5 total holds per patron at this time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org We will email you when staff are back on site and item is available.
When the Library reopens - You may add your name to a waiting list for an item that is currently checked out. Click Place Hold button for 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.
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.
Interlibrary Loan Guidelines
- Interlibrary loan services are for South Burlington residents only, with current library cards.
- There is a maximum of 3 active requests per patron at a time.
- Patrons must be in “good standing” to request items through ILL (i.e. not restricted, no fines over $10.00 or overdue items)
- Materials must be in publication for at least 6 months before requesting from another library.
- Audio/visual materials: patrons may borrow books or music on CD, but we do not borrow DVDs from other libraries.
- Patrons may request books, journal articles, and audiobooks through ILL.
- Renewal requests should be made 5 days before an ILL item is due; it is up to the owning library to grant a renewal for an item.
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.
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. Check the Friends of the Library page for open hours and more information.
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 email@example.com.
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.