• Playgroup Friday, 9:30 AM

    Join us & Rutland County Parent Child Center for active, educational play, Friday mornings at 9:30. In the Fox Room, free and open for all.

  • Tech Tuesday / Thursday, 2-4 PM

    Drop by to get help with your tablet, laptop or other device. Scott is here twice a week to offer hands-on help with your technology questions.

  • 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.

  • 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, […]

  • 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.)

How We Can Help You…

Welcome.

The Help Desk is located on the first floor of the library towards the back of the building by the computer stations. Help Desk Librarians are here to help you answer questions, advise you in what to read next, assist you in using the online catalog and databases along with all other library services. If you cannot get to the library we would be happy to help you by phone or email.

Phone number (802) 773-1860

Email rutlandfree@rutlandfree.org

Reference Collection

The Library’s reference collection covers a broad array of subject areas including business information, consumer information, encyclopedias, college reference books, job search resources, legal information (Vermont State Statues), and consumer health information. We have two copy machines to make copies of whatever reference material you need at home. Our Online Resources feature databases on a wide variety of topics. Resources are always being added and updated. Contact a librarian for the most up to date resources on your subject.

Genealogy

We are here to answer your basic genealogical, or Rutland local history questions. We have the Rutland Herald available on Microfilm from 1791-2008.  Our Vermont Room has town directories, books on the history of Rutland and surrounding communities, genealogy resources and handbooks, and other material of local interest as well as books about Vermont and New England families and more. Also check out the library’s online genealogy resources including Heritage Quest Online and more.

For obituary requests and other basic local history requests fill out our Research Request Form or give us a call at (802) 773-1860. It takes between two weeks and a month for us to fulfill most requests. For Rutland City birth records, please contact the Rutland City Clerk.

Information for Rutland Area Town Clerks

Technology

Librarians are available to help with basic technology troubleshooting, whether for our Public Access Computers, internet resources, or your eReader. If you or someone you know needs more assistance with technology, please call the library to sign up for our 4-part Basic Computer Skills classes. We also talk about new and interesting trends and topics in our Technology Tuesday presentations in the fall and winter. If you need help with your eReader, tablet, laptop or other tech gadget, fill out our Tech Assistance form.

Reader’s Advisory

Are you looking for a good book to read? Does your book club need help getting started? Just what was the name of that book you read five years ago? Take advantage of your reader’s advisory services at Rutland Free Library and we will help in these areas and much more. At home, check out Reader’s Corner, our online resource for people who love books, where you can find readalike lists, our reader’s review blog and more!