• Take a pass

    Again this year, the library is happy to offer passes for a variety of attractions as well as the state parks. State park passes are day passes that allow entrance for up to eight people in one vehicle. Other passes we have available include Billings Farm & Museum, ECHO, Hildene, Vermont Historic Sites, Shelburne Farms, […]

  • Tax forms available …

    Most federal tax forms and booklets have arrived. The state is not sending out stacks of tax forms to libraries, town halls and post offices this year. But that doesn’t stop us from sending out stacks of information about how to get your hands on the forms. See the page at http://rutlandfree.org/tax-forms/

  • 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.

  • Tech help available

    Have a particular technology question? Need help with a new device or want to learn how to access library services through your tablet or computer? Call ahead or just drop in for help, Mondays and Fridays noon to 2 PM.

  • 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.)

  • Reader’s Corner

    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!

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.