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.
GENEALOGY, OBITUARIES, and RESEARCH REQUESTS:
The library responds to telephone or email research requests as staff time allows and/or volunteers are available. Specific dates are needed to accommodate obituary requests. You are welcome to conduct research at the library, but if you need further assistance we may refer you to a genealogist, historical society, Clerk’s office, or the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.
Library reference staff can provide basic technology instruction using library computers, devices, and the internet. We’re happy to get you started using the web, email, and word processing. We can explain how the library’s downloadable media service works with e-readers and mobile devices. However, library staff cannot help with remembering passwords, using credit cards, or troubleshooting personal electronics. If you need further assistance, you can bring a friend who can help or ask us how to find your answer on the web.
When the library does not own titles that you’re looking for, we can borrow from other libraries. Interlibrary loan is a free service, but increasingly it costs money. Patrons may request up to 3 interlibrary loans at a time. You may be asked to resolve any outstanding fees on your account before checking out an interlibrary loan item, and you will be asked to pay a fee associated with borrowing from a university. We cannot borrow media items.
The library gladly accepts donations of materials from the public. Most items go to the Friends of the Library book sale, which provides the library with important funding for materials and programs. If determined to be a valuable addition to the collection by the librarians, some items are processed and added to the collection. Due to the large volume of items needing processing, we cannot follow up with individuals regarding the addition of your donated items to the collection.
The library collection is periodically weeded of material that is outdated, duplicated, superseded, or rarely used. Using defined criteria, weeding is necessary to maintain a collection of high quality material. Sales of discarded materials are handled by the Friends of the Library, which provides important funding for new materials.
Last updated August 2, 2011