It was with a heavy heart that we closed the library, March 17, at 2 p.m.

The City of South Burlington, in coordination with the chair of our board of trustees, has made this difficult decision in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. No date has been set for reopening, but we expect to stay closed for a few weeks.

As always, stay up to date by checking our web page at Southburlingtonlibrary.org or following us on Facebook. For the most current Coronavirus information visit the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

Despite our closed doors, library staff are still here to help you. Call us at 846-4140 with questions from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please leave a message if you can’t get through immediately. We will call you back.

If you have items out, don’t worry about renewals or fines. All items currently checked out are set to renew automatically. There will be no overdue notices or fines accruing during this time. Please keep your materials until the library reopens.

Current South Burlington residents can access many library services 24/7 online using your South Burlington Public Library card. If you are a “homecard” user and having trouble accessing online resources, please contact your home library.

If you are a South Burlington resident without a library card, call us for a temporary virtual card which will be good for the next six months. This will allow you to place holds or download digital books. During this period, we will be sharing online resources to keep you connected with books, authors, ideas and interesting people – more on this to come. We also plan to develop tutorials on how to use certain electronic services.

All of us here wish you the very best during these turbulent times.


Online Resources

Library Catalog

Ebooks and Audiobooks are direct links found on the library’s website. To access these ebooks, residents can use the Libby and Overdrive Apps as well an internet browser. More information is available online.

If you have not yet set up a catalog account password, first go to the library website’s Catalog page to create an account. Enter your South Burlington resident library card number as barcode and userpass for your password. You will then be prompted to create a new password. This will also serve as your PIN for logging into Libby, Overdrive and Green Mountain Library Consortium.

Project Gutenberg

Offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Download or read them online.

Medline Plus

The National Institutes of Health’s website is for everyone with information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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