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MOBILE PRINTING - With our MobilePrint Service, you can use your computer or mobile device to print to the Library's printer from ANYWHERE. Black and white pages are 15 cents each and color pages are 45 cents each.


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.

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 802-846-4140 to renew. Each library patron can view their own checkouts and holds by logging into their account. The first time using the new catalog - - log in with your library barcode number and userpass as password. You will then be prompted to change password.
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.

If you need assistance to download audiobooks and ebooks from Green Mountain Library Consortium we are here to help!  You can reserve a tutoring session with a librarian to learn how to download free audiobooks and ebooks from the library.  Through the GMLC you may borrow 3 titles at a time.  To make an appointment for a 30-minute session please contact the library at 802-846-4140 or through email at  To get started you will need your library card and user IDs and passwords required by your device.  For additional information you may also go directly to OverDrive for device guides and video tutorials.

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The Library currently has one-day family passes for Shelburne Farms, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont State Historic Sites, Birds of Vermont Museumand Vermont's History Museum.
Please check the Library catalog 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 parties of up to four people 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 also 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.
These one-day passes may be used by South Burlington
residents with a South Burlington library card.
Call the Library at 802-846-4140 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 lost..


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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 802-846-4140. You may add yourself to a waiting list online for any titles that have no copies currently available.

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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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 SBPL card.

Please have your SBPL 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 *
  • 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 *
  • Ilsley Public Library *
  • Jericho Town Library *
  • Lawrence Memorial Library *
  • Milton Public Library *
  • New Haven Community Library *
  • North Hero Library
  • Pierson Library *
  • Richmond Free Library *
  • Russell Memorial Library
  • South Hero Community Library
  • Varnum Memorial Library *
  • Westford Public Library *
  • Winooski Memorial Library
  • * Shared library catalog

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    MOBILE PRINTING - With our MobilePrint Service, you can use your computer or mobile device to print to the Library's printer from ANYWHERE. Black and white pages are 15 cents each and color pages are 45 cents each.

    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.

    Printing is initiated through a bill/coin system. There is a charge of $.15 for each black & white and $.45 for each color page printed.


    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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    Martin LaLonde (Chittenden 7-1)
    304 Four Sisters Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 863-3086

    Ann Pugh (Chittenden 7-2)
    67 Bayberry Lane, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 863-6705

    Helen Head (Chittenden 7-3)
    65 East Terrace, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 862-2267

    Maida Townsend (Chittenden 7-4)
    232 Patchen Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
    Phone: 862-7404



    Tim Ashe
    Phone: 318-0903

    Philip Baruth
    Phone: 503-5266

    Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
    Phone: 863-6129

    Helen Riehle
    Phone: 864-5460

    Michael Sirotkin
    Phone: 999-4360

    David Zuckerman
    Phone: 482-2199


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

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

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

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