• Family Tree Maker, Monday July 21, 7 PM

    Learn how to organize your genealogy files with Family Tree Maker, 7-8:30 PM on Monday July 21 in the Fox Room.

  • Friends Book Sale, Monday, July 21, 4-8 PM

    Books, puzzles, DVDs, VHS, software, sheet music, comics … all at great prices. Downstairs at the Library, 10 Court St. Summer sales are Mondays through Aug. 11.

  • 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.)

  • 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!

Get Involved

10 Ways You can Get Involved With The Library

  1. Get a Library Card
    Cards are available for free to residents of Rutland Town, Rutland City, Tinmouth, Ira and Mendon, and to others for a fee. You can even apply for a card by mail or by filling out our online form.
  2. Use Your Library Card
    Your card gets you access to ourĀ online catalog and online resources. Reserve or renew books, look up health and genealogy information or browse an encyclopedia, from your home.
  3. Spread the Word
    If you are already a frequent library user, tell other people in the community about us. Write a letter to the editor, or bring a friend in.
  4. Volunteer
    The library uses volunteer workers every day to help us repair books, run our programs, organize our shelves and more.
    Download the Volunteer Application Form
    Fill out the Volunteer Application Form online
  5. Come to an Event
    There are always programs going on at the library: story time for kids, email classes for seniors, lectures for pet-owners. Check our calendar for details.
  6. Donate Books and Materials
    We are happy to take most books that are in good condition, no encyclopedias or text books please. Donations are accepted any time the library is open and your donation is tax deductible.
  7. Come to a Book Sale
    The Friends of the Library run book sales three times a year to help raise money for library projects and facilities. Book sale money has paid for new curtains in the library and library programs. Drop in and see what they have to offer.
  8. Schedule a Tour or Visit
    Our Outreach Librarian will happily come to your school or group meeting and give a presentation about the library’s collection services tailored to your group’s interests. We also do tours of the library.
  9. Come to a Trustees Meeting
    The Rutland Free Library Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and happen on the second Wednesday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.
  10. Join the Friends
    The Friends of the Library help the library in many different ways. Their meetings are on the second Mondays of the month at 7 pm.