On June 1, we are moving to new summer hours. The biggest change is that we will open at 10 AM daily. Monday & Wednesday, 10 AM to 9 PM; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed Sunday.
The Rutland Historical Society and the library have partnered to make selected years of the Rutland High School Yearbook from 1930-1993 (more coming!) available. Check it out by clicking on the title!
Click on the Kids Space tab to access TumbleBooks! Find animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration.)
We now have a pass for 2 adults and 2 children for the Billings Farm and Museum! Call or swing by the library to borrow it.
Rutland Film Society and Rutland Free Library present a second year of outstanding films and panel discussion. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
Reader’s Corner (which you can find in the left-hand menu, and the top menu) features all the resources you need about books in our library. There are links to InterLibrary Loan and a request form for new books and dvds. Check it out today!
We have passes available for Vermont State Parks, Historic Sites, and Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Ask at the circulation desk or call for more information.
Library cards are free to residents of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Ira, and Tinmouth. Proof of your current mailing address will be required at the time of registration, or your card will be mailed to you to verify your residence within a tax-paying city or town. If you do not live in one of the tax supporting towns, there is a fee which is the same as the average per capita amount paid in the five towns. For 2010/2011 the non-resident fee is $37.00. Teacher’s Station cards are available for any teacher in the library service area. Click here for more information about library cards for teachers.
Each patron must have their own card which is good for one year. Children 15 or younger must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature and be able to sign their name to have a library card. You may also apply for a library card by mail. Click here to get a form you can print and fill out to apply for a library card [26K Word document] or fill out our online form to request a library card.
If your library card is lost contact the library immediately. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card, so treat it as you would a credit card.
Books should be returned on or before the date due. Patrons may return items to the bookdrop. All items left in the bookdrop will be checked in on the next date the library is open.
Reserves & Interlibrary Loan
Materials checked out to other patrons may be placed on reserve using the online catalog or by speaking to a staff member. Books not owned by the Rutland Free Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available to all library users and can be used to borrow books, magazine and journal articles, and to obtain photocopies from other libraries. We can not use Interlibrary Loan to borrow DVDs, videotapes, music CDs, or reference books. When you are notified that your ILL material has arrived, you have three days to pick it up. There is a $3.00 fine if you do not pick up your materials in this time frame without contacting us. Interlibrary Loan material is available for checkout periods of three weeks and can not be renewed. Overdue fines are fifty cents per day, per item.
Overdue Notices & Fees
As a courtesy to patrons, overdue notices are sent as follows: First Notice: 1 week after item is due; Second Notice: 2 weeks after item is due; Bill: 3 weeks after item is due.
Fees for Overdue Materials
- 20 cents a day ($5.00 maximum) for adult materials
- 10 cents a day ($2.50 maximum) for juvenile materials
- 50 cents a day ($2.50 maximum) for book bags
- $1 a day ($10 maximum) for videos
- 50 cents a day ($5.00 maximum) for interlibrary loan materials
- 50 cents a day ($3.00 for interlibrary loan materials) for failure to pick up an item on hold within three days
Other Charges: Lost or Damaged Fees
- Lost card: $1
- Damaged item, if repairable: Up to, but not greater than, the cost of item.
- Lost or non-repairable item: $2 replacement fee PLUS either the actual price of item, if available, or…
- Adult fiction: $25
- Adult non-fiction : $30
- Adult Paperbacks: $7
- Juvenile books: $16
- Juvenile Paperbacks $5
- Book Bags (complete set) $125
Any overdue fines will be charged for all lost or non-repairable items.