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GET A LIBRARY CARD
Any legal resident of South Burlington over the age of five may obtain a resident library card which also serves as a homecard. Non-residents (outside of the homecard system) and temporary residents may obtain cards valid only at the South Burlington Community Library for a fee of $10 per year. Children 16 years and under must have a parental signature on their registration form.

LENDING POLICIES
Most items may be checked out for three weeks and may be renewed up to three times provided no one is waiting for the item. Patrons may call the Library at 652-7080 to renew. You may also renew your checked-out items through this website. These instructions will help you through the process.
Bestseller/Reserve books may be checked out for two weeks and accrue a $1 per day service charge if not returned by the due date. No renewals.
For your convenience, a short grace period after the due date will be in effect before a $2 overdue fine is charged. Please help the Library to cut postage and personnel expenditures by taking responsibility for getting your library materials back on time. Check the due date on your receipt. Renewals can be made by phone. You may also renew online. These instructions will help you through the process.

 

DOWNLOAD
If you need assistance to download from 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 devices available for checkout. 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 bziemann@sbschools.net. Please bring your South Burlington Community Library card with you to your appointment.

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PASSES

 

Passes for one-day check out are available through the Library for several area venues. The Library currently has family passes for Shelburne Farms, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont State Historic Sites, The Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington and Vermont's History Museum in Montpelier. Please check the Library catalog above for lending policies for each location.

The Library also has a pass for the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. This pass provides reduced admission prices for up to two adults and three youths and a pass for Shelburne Museum for half-price admission for two adults and accompanying children 17 and under. A pass for free admittance for two adults for Elder Education Enrichment lectures is available. The Vermont State Department of Libraries and the Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation have co-sponsored the donation of a free State Parks Day Pass to every library in Vermont. The library pass admits one vehicle holding up to eight people to a Vermont State Park Day Area for one day. Valid until individual park closes for season.
These one-day passes may be used by South Burlington residents who have a South Burlington Community library card.

Call the Library at 652-7080 to reserve a pass for a specific date. The pass may be picked up at the Circulation desk in the morning and must be returned at the end of the day so others may enjoy the use of the pass. Please check individual websites or call venue for information on opening & closing dates & times.
Passes are checked out for one day only. There is a $5 late fee per day if not returned by due date and a $50 replacement fee if not returned.

 

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BOOK REQUESTS
How to place a hold
You may request to be put on a waiting list for an item that is currently checked out. You will be notified when the item is ready for you. The Library can hold the item for up to three days. You may place a hold while visiting the Library or by calling 802-652-7080. You may add yourself to a waiting list online for any titles that have no copies currently available.These instructions will help you through the process.

Request a book for Library purchase
If you would like to make a suggestion for the Library to purchase a book for the collection, there are Book Suggestion Forms at the Circulation Desk. If the Library decides to purchase the book you will be notified when the book is available. If the Library decides not to purchase the book, you have the option to request the book through interlibrary loan or visit one of the Chittenden County libraries

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HOMECARD LIBRARY SYSTEM

South Burlington Community Library participates in the Homecard system. As a South Burlington resident, you may borrow books and other material from any Homecard library with an up-to-date SBCL card.

Please have your SBCL card available for presentation upon check-out at the other participating libraries and remember that you MUST return items to the library from which you borrowed them. The rules of the lending library apply for each transaction. Interlibrary loan requests need to be made through the card holder's home library.



The other participating Homecard libraries are:
  • Bixby Memorial Free Library
  • Brownell Library *
  • Burnham Memorial Library *
  • Carpenter Carse Library *
  • The Charlotte Library *
  • Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
  • Dorothy Alling Memorial Library *
  • Essex Free Library *
  • Fairfax Community Library
  • Georgia Public Library
  • Grand Isle Free Library
  • Huntington Public Library *
  • Jericho Town Library *
  • Lawrence Memorial Library *
  • Milton Public Library *
  • New Haven Community Library *
  • Pierson Library *
  • Richmond Free Library *
  • South Hero Community Library
  • Varnum Memorial Library *
  • Westford Public Library *
  • Winooski Memorial Library
  • * Shared library catalog



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    PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

    Computer signup is self-service. Please remember to bring your library card to use the Community computers. You will be asked to scan your library card to login. If you are visiting and need computer access, guest logins are available at the Community Circulation Desk. Two one-hour sessions per day are allowed.

    CLICK BELOW to discover Mobile Printing.

    Printing is initiated through a bill/coin system. There is a charge of $.15 for each page printed. You can print to the Library printer from Library computers, your mobile device or personal computer.

     

    All users must read and agree to the Computer Use Policy when logging into a Library computer.
    Only one person may be at a computer workstation at one time.  To accommodate special situations such as tutoring sessions or collaborative research, the librarian on duty may grant permission for more than one person. Computer workstations will shut down 10 minutes before the Library closes.

    The Library supports the right and responsibility of parents/guardians, to monitor their children’s use of this resource.

    The following activities are not allowed:

    • Violation of applicable state and federal laws governing information access, U.S. copyright laws and licensing agreements or conduct any illegal activities.
    • Playing games that involve obscene images or text, characters engaged in physically violent or sexually explicit acts, or destruction of objects or game characters.
    • Changing the settings on the computer, including screensavers and background.
    • Using the computers for commercial purposes, on-going business or  for-profit ventures.
    • Damaging computers, computer systems, computer furniture or computer networks.
    • Online harassment of others.
    • Computer hacking
    • Unauthorized downloading or installation of software.

    Adult Computers are not available for use by students enrolled in the South Burlington School District (in order to comply with current CIPA guidelines), or by persons under the age of 18.

    VIOLATION OF POLICIES:  Violation of the Computer Use Policy or Internet Policy, or performance of illegal activities on the computer, may result in suspension or termination of computer privileges.  The librarian on duty is responsible for enforcing this policy and may immediately suspend use for one day by any patron violating the policy.  The Library Board of Trustees or the Community Library Director may suspend use for longer periods of time or permanently.  Any patron, who willfully violates this policy with damage to library computers resulting, will be responsible for costs
    incurred.  Illegal activities may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.


    WARNING:  The South Burlington Community Library is committed to the privacy of its patrons.  However, computers are able to store temporary and permanent data, and users should be aware that it is not always possible to maintain privacy on library computers.

    The Library supports the American Library Association Bill of Rights and will not restrict an individual's Internet use, except possibly the length of time spent at a terminal.

    Library staff will try to answer specific questions and offer suggestions for effective searching.

    Please be sure to review our policies when using the library computers. Particularly the Internet Policy, the Computer Use Policy, and the Unattended Children Policy.

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    LOCAL/STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

    REPRESENTATIVES:

    Martin LaLonde (Chittenden 7-1)
    304 Four Sisters Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 863-3086
    E-Mail:mlalonde@leg.state.vt.us

    Ann Pugh (Chittenden 7-2)
    67 Bayberry Lane, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 863-6705
    E-mail:apugh@leg.state.vt.us

    Helen Head (Chittenden 7-3)
    65 East Terrace, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 862-2267
    E-Mail: helen@helenhead.com

    Maida Townsend (Chittenden 7-4)
    232 Patchen Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 862-7404
    E-mail:mtownsend@leg.state.vt.us


     

    CHITTENDEN COUNTY SENATORS:

    Tim Ashe
    Phone: 318-0903
    E-mail: tashe@leg.state.vt.us

    Philip Baruth
    Phone: 503-5266
    E-mail: pbaruth@leg.state.vt.us

    Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
    Phone: 863-6129
    E-mail:vlyons@leg.state.vt.us

    Helen Riehle
    Phone: 864-5460
    E-mail: hriehle@leg.state.vt.us

    Michael Sirotkin
    Phone: 999-4360
    E-mail:msirotkin@leg.state.vt.us

    David Zuckerman
    Phone: 482-2199
    E-mail:dzuckerman@leg.state.vt.us



    VERMONT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION:

    Senator Patrick Leahy
    199 Main Street, 4th Floor
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Phone:(802) 863-2525
    Toll Free: 1-800-642-3193
    http://leahy.senate.gov/

    Senator Bernie Sanders
    1 Church St. 2nd Floor
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Phone: (802) 862-0697 In-State 800-339-9834
    Fax: (802) 860-6370
    http://www.sanders.senate.gov/

    Representative Peter Welch
    30 Main Street
    Third Floor, Suite 350
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Phone: (888) 605-7270 (toll free in Vermont)
                  (802) 652-2450
    http://www.welch.house.gov/

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