Learn how to Download Free E-Books through the Library!
- Do you own an e-reader but not know how to use it?
- Would you like a demonstration on how to use Listen Up! Vermont?
We are here to help! You can reserve a tutoring session with a librarian to learn how to download free e-books from the Library.
Bring your own device or see a demonstration. Files are offered in several formats that work for many devices. The South Burlington Community Library has a NOOK and a Kindle available for checkout. Each device has a variety of preloaded titles so that you can see what reading a book on an e-reader is like. You can read our preselected titles, or you may request to have up to 3 additional titles borrowed through your Listen Up! Vermont account. To make an appointment for a one-hour session, please contact Barbara Ziemann, Public Service Librarian, at 652-7080. You may also email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your South Burlington Community Library card with you to your appointment.
Food for Fines: Donations of non-perishable food items may be used during the month of December to pay overdue book fines. Each $2.00 fine may be paid with one item of food. Suggested donations: Pasta, sauce, rice, cereal, peanut butter, personal hygiene products and non-perishable, unopened food goods. Your donation will help to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Paperbacks for Holiday Reading: When you travel for the holidays consider bringing along books from the Library’s special collection of donated paperbacks. These are available on loan to everyone (even if you do not have a library card), with no specific due date and no fee if one should be lost en route. Also, through December 31st you may borrow donated paperbacks with a Christmas romance or Christmas mystery theme located on a temporary display outside of the Children’s Room. Please remember to tell a librarian how many paperbacks you are borrowing and return them when you can.
Renew Books From Home: You may renew your checked-out items through this website. First, select the Catalog Tab above and then the Create Account button on upper right hand corner of the screen. You will need to enter your full barcode located on the back of your South Burlington Community Library card as well as your last name. Select Next button and fill in fields as requested. If you already have a log-in, select Log In button as before. You may change your password by choosing Forgot your password? button under Log in to Destiny tab.
Fellow Travelers Unite! Do you still check out travel guides (such as Fodor’s or Michelin, Rick Steve’s guidebooks or Insight Guides, etc.) from the Library, to supplement online information? If you do, and also purchase your own tourist books, help out your fellow voyagers by contributing your extra guidebooks to expand and update the Library’s collection. No doubt you have visited a city, region or nation around the globe for which the Library could use current information. Donated books must be published within the past 2 years (but not AAA membership premiums) and in excellent condition. If not selected by the Librarian for addition to the collection, your guidebooks will be placed in the Book Sale to benefit your Community Library. Thank you!
New Options For Book Discussion Participants: Have you been missing out on participating in the Library’s book discussion programs because a Large Print edition of the selected title has not been published? Did you know that you can enlarge the print on an electronic book in order to better view it? The Library now has a variety of reading options for you to try. You may borrow an easy to use CD player with an audio book on compact disc (for a few of the book discussion program titles), or borrow an electronic book reading device with most of the book discussion titles already on it. Also, the “Listen Up Vermont” database is available for downloading audio or e-books to your own reading devices (computer, tablet or smart phone). The catalog of choices on “Listen Up Vermont” includes several of our book discussion titles, along with many more titles. Contact Barb Ziemann, Public Services Librarian, to inquire about how to make any of these options work for you…and we hope to see you soon at one of the Library’s book discussion meetings!
Homebound Residents: Do you know a reader who needs books delivered? South Burlington homebound residents who do not own a car, who cannot drive or who are disabled may request monthly delivery of books on loan. Please call the Library at 652-7080.