• Tech help, Tues. & Thurs. 2-4 PM

    Scott, our volunteer tech tutor, is back to help with all your troublesome tablets, lame laptops & disappointing downloads. Just drop by the help desk or call ahead (for the complicated questions).

  • Play group in the Fox Room, 9:30 AM Fridays

    Join us and Rutland County Parent-Child Center from 9:30-11 AM Fridays in the Fox Room for play, activities and meeting new friends.

  • Tech Tuesday / Thursday, 2-4 PM

    Scott will be away the week of Nov. 10-16. Please rejoin the conversation about tech with him on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 2 PM.

  • Play group at new time, 9:30 AM Fridays

    The library is pleased to be partners with Rutland County Parent Child Center. Together we will host play groups Friday mornings in the Fox Room from 9:30-11 AM. Always free and open to all.

  • MSJ Yearbooks now online

    From our friends at Rutland Historical Society: MSJ yearbooks (1939-1993 except 1943 which was not published) is online at the Historical Society website.

  • New source for e-books

    OneClick!digital has now added a selection of classic books to its offerings. There are no checkout limits, holds or waits … perfect for class reading lists.

  • OneClick has your audiobook

    Check out an audiobook from OneClick Digital with your library card … no limits or wait times. iPhone app now available, and find a wide assortment of audio classes as well.

  • Try TumbleBooks ebooks for Kids!

    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.)

Donation Questions? Start here…

Frequently Asked Questions about Donations to the Rutland Free Library

How can I donate to the Rutland Free Library?

You can be a donor by using a personal check, or by credit card. Credit card donations can be made online, by phone or in person. If you choose to make a donation by check, please make it payable to

Rutland Free Library

10 Court Street

Rutland VT  05701

Phone: 802-773-1860

Fax: 802-773-1825

Email: Rutlandfree @rutlandfree .org

What will my money be used for?

Unless you are giving for a specific appeal, your donation will be used for books, databases, and programs for children, teens and adults.

A dollar donated the Rutland Free Library goes a long way. For example:

  • $20 provides supplies for crafts at our pre-school story hours
  • $50 pays for one subscription to one of the 200+ magazines available in the library
  • $100 will permit the purchase of three books or five movies
  • $200 brings special events for children during school vacations
  • $500 stocks the paperback racks for our teen readers, who prefer that format
  • $1000 makes exclusive online databases available through the website 24/7
  • $2500 is the library’s cost for the Vt Humanities Council 1st Wednesday series

How can I learn more about the Rutland Free Library?

We encourage you to visit our website  to learn about the library’s interesting history, the programs offered for all ages and the many services available. The website also includes the most recent annual report , information about the work of the Friends of the Library and more.

Can I donate books?

Yes! Our Friends of the Library holds book sales throughout the year, with the donations provided through used books and library discards. 100% of those proceeds go directly back into the purchase of more books and other library materials. If you have a few books, you can just drop them off inside the library’s double doors. If you have a lot, please call first.

Can I donate stocks, property or securities?

The Rutland Free Library is happy to consider any gift you are willing to make to support the programs, materials and services provided to the community. Please contact the library director at 802-773-1860.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

Online donations made with a credit card receive an immediate confirmation letter and electronic receipt. If you have phoned in a credit card donation or mailed a check, you will receive a tax receipt statement along with your donor acknowledgement letter by mail within 14 days.

What about corporate matching gifts?

Your employer may have a matching gifts program! Many corporations will match their employee’s non-profit contribution dollar for dollar. Make sure to find out if your employer does this: your $100 gift could become $200 very quickly!

Are there other ways I can help?

Yes. Other opportunities exist through the work of the Friends of the Library and volunteering for regular tasks or special projects from time to time. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 802-773-1860 if this interests you. The Friends of the Library will welcome you as well.  Applications for both avenues of services are available at the front desk.