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Welcome to the South Burlington Community Library

Read Your Way Through The Alphabet September 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016

Read 26 books written by different authors. The last name of each author must start with a different letter of the alphabet. Try to collect every letter of the alphabet. Bring your game card to the library by May 1st to be entered into a drawing for a booktastic prize! Download your game card here.

SBLibrary: Make Some Noise! -
Ask us about the NEW South Burlington Public Library!
Check out these FAQs.

Help your Library “Go Wild” as we plan for the future. Click here to add pictures to an online bulletin board to illustrate how our Library can transform life in South Burlington.  


How do I add my name to a waiting list or renew?
If the item you are looking for from the Library collection is currently unavailable, you can add your name to the hold list. Once you create your account, you can also view your checkouts and renew.

Library Programs & Events - Check out what's happening at your Library.

Subscribe to Library e-calendar - You receive an e-mail showcasing SBCL events for the month at a glance.

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Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.
No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant  Access" to enter without registering.

Consumer Reports - Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine using your SB Library card.

Online Magazines - Access to popular magazines using your library card.

Listen Up! Vermont for downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks. Check out this information flyer on downloading audio books. Click on your device below for instructions for downloading E-books.
Android - Apple - Kindle - Nook

Universal Class - Over 500 Online Continuing Education Courses. These courses are free with a South Burlington Community Library card.

Vermont Health Connect is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can make side-by-side comparisons of private health plans and find financial help to pay for care.

The Vermont Online Library (VOL) offers a wide array of electronic information databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists.


Learn how to Download Free E-Books through your 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 Please bring your South Burlington Community Library card with you to your appointment.

Attention Book Club Participants

The SBCL has two Kindle e-readers that South Burlington residents may check out with a current library card and a photo ID. Patrons who prefer a large print format will enjoy the adjustable print option that e-readers offer, and the devices are lightweight and comfortable to hold. The e-readers will circulate for a 3-week lending period.
The Library has preloaded the titles of the SBCL September 2015 to July 2016 monthly book group selections to the devices. We are also able to check out up to 3 titles to the devices, using your library barcode, through the Green Mountain Library Consortium.  Please make an appointment with a librarian in order to have additional titles added to the device.

Homebound Residents

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.

Crisis Drills

Please keep in mind when visiting the Library that because we are located in a school, Crisis Drills are held routinely. Any person who is in the building during drills or during evacuation or lockdown situations must adhere to the instructions of Library/School personnel.


Contact Information

540 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 652-7080

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Library Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
*Thursday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays

*LATE OPENINGS: The Library will open at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (Staff Meetings)
December 17
January 21
February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20

Library Closings
1/1 - New Years Day
1/19 - Martin Luther King Day         2/16 - Washington's Birthday
5/19 - VT Library Conference
5/25 - Memorial Day
7/3 & 7/4 - Independence Day Holiday
8/15 - Maintenance
8/17 - Bennington Battle Day
9/7 - Labor Day
10/12 - Columbus Day
11/11 - Veterans Day
11/25 - 3:30 p.m. closing
11/26-11/27 -Thanksgiving
12/24 - Christmas Eve - Closing 3:30 p.m.
12/25 - Christmas Day
12/31 - New Years Eve - Closing 3:30 p.m.

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