become a member

For information on getting a library card, please see here. All residents of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Tinmouth and Ira are eligible for a free membership in the Library. Welcome!


Volunteers help us repair books, run our programs, organize our shelves and more. Prospective volunteers can fill out an application (below); and we will try to match interested candidates with current volunteer job openings.

Download the volunteer application

Or contact us by email or by phone at 773-1860.


teen services librarian

Rutland Free Library is seeking a Teen Services Librarian to develop and run active after-school and Saturday programs for children ages 10 and up, and to manage the Young Adult collection (print, audiobook, ebook, and periodicals) with an annual materials budget of approximately $23,000.

Being able to address the particular needs of tweens / teens outgrowing our sizeable children’s collection & programming has been a long-term goal of the library, so we are excited to be able to have this opportunity.

This is a 15-hour per week position that requires an MLS / MLIS or equivalent (for details, please see the job description below). We understand that the candidate will need to be creative to generate a relatively large number of programs in a short working week and are prepared to support initiatives to make that happen.

Details about the position are here.

Job description is here.


To apply for other work at the Library, please fill out the job application form and return it to the Library.

join the Friends of the Library

The Friends formed an organization to support the work of the library. For example, the Friends often raise money for the extra things beyond the capacity of the budget.

join the RFL Association

The Library is a nonprofit organization which provides public library services to the community. The Association is the official body which oversees that work and receives funds to support that work. The Association is the policy-making body. People can be members of both the Association and the Friends and often are.

Who can join and does it cost anything?

Anyone over the age of 18 who lives or pays taxes in a member town can join the association. For the Association By-Laws please see the Board of Trustees page. There is no charge to belong to the RFL Association.

When does the association meet?

It meets annually during the month of October. Members and nonmembers gather to carry on the business. During the remainder of the year the elected Board of Trustees meets monthly.

“A membership received by library staff shall be valid for seven years beginning thirty (30) days from the date of the application and ending on the June 30 following the fifth anniversary date after delivery of the application.”
By-laws, Art. 1, Sec. 2