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October 26 – Community Library 6:30 p.m.
November 7 – City Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.


MOBILE PRINTING now available!


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.

Genealogy: HeritageQuest Online is a growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. It will display the original page images for documents such as the US Federal Census (1790-1940) and immigration records. It provides an index to over 25,000 family and local histories from the United States and Canada. You will be prompted to enter your SBCL barcode.


Family Fun

Passes for one-day check out are available through the Library for several area venues. The Library currently has family passes for Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont State Historic Sites, The Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington and Vermont's History Museum in Montpelier. Some venues do not open until the end of May. Please check individual websites or call venue for information on opening & closing dates & times. 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. 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 with valid 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.


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

Click here for Directions

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)
November 17
December 15

Library Closings
1/2 - New Years Day
1/16 - Martin Luther King Day         2/20 - Washington's Birthday
5/29 - Memorial Day
7/4 - Independence Day
8/16 - Bennington Battle Day
9/4 - Labor Day
10/9 - Columbus Day
11/11 - Veterans Day
11/23 - 5:00 p.m. closing
11/24 &11/25 -Thanksgiving
12/26 - Christmas Day

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