Now that the University Mall is open, I want to clarify what you can expect from your library at this time.
Staff continues to be available by phone and email to assist you with book selection, accessing eBooks and audio books, minor computer assistance and so on. Our web page is available 24/7, allowing you to take classes, do research and more.
Curbside pickup continues to be available Mondays and Fridays at 1-3 p.m., and Wednesdays at 4-6 p.m. Orders must be in before 10 a.m. for same day pickup. Visit our website for details.
Free seeds from our seed library are now available during our regular pick up times thanks to Baker’s Heirloom Seed Company.
The book drop is open for your returns. Feel free to drop your materials off any time. The book drop is located at the back door of the mall, through the parking garage. This is also the location for curbside pickup. Please note, all returned materials undergo a 72-hour disinfection period and stay on your record before we check them in.
However, the library storefront will remain closed to the public until further notice in order to maximize public and staff safety. Watch City Manager Kevin Dorn's update on city operations. He shares information on city services, measures we are taking for current and Fiscal Year 21 budgets, summer events, and the city's reappraisal project at youtu.be/emZcsAaUcoA. State Librarian Jason Broughton has also addressed the need for libraries to be cautious in reopening. The State of Vermont and the City of South Burlington will continue to assess and update their recommendations, and I will alert you to any changes in library options.
I know how exciting it is to be able to get out for short periods to do a focused activity. Keep in mind that we can support your activities with curbside selections too – gardening books for the whole family, a wide selection of cookbooks, biographies to inspire all ages in dealing with these difficult times, and computer and finance books to brush up on your skills.
Remember, we also carry books on CD, DVDs, CD players, kilowatt meters, blood pressure monitors and tablets for exploring the world of eBooks. We even have a bicycle helmet. All items borrowed from the library undergo a strict quarantine period to decontaminate them prior to the next use.
Have fun, stay safe - and READ!