• 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.)

Reference and Selection Policies

Reference policies:

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.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE:

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.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN:

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.

Selection policies:

DONATIONS:

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.

DISCARDS:

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