Rutland Free Library is taking the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 seriously. We are following state and federal government guidance on preparations.

  • The library is closed until at least April 15 — depending on state recommendations. This date may change, so please check back.
  • If you haven’t yet, browse our selection of over 14,000 downloadable e-books and audiobooks, plus our read-along picture books, and our free Acorn TV streaming service. You’ll need your library card and PIN to access these; you can update your card or PIN by emailing us at
  • We do not know whether / when we might be able to check phone messages in the likely case of a shelter in place order.
  • We are waiving fines, hold limits and card expiration dates for the duration of the closure.
  • All items have a due date of April 20, two weeks after our expected resumption of service. That will be extended if the closure needs to be longer.
  • We apologize for the interruption in service. Please stay safe. We look forward to serving you after this unavoidable hiatus.


Here’s an excellent list of local resources the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office put together.


Please use the outdoor book / materials drop only as needed. We will be checking it as frequently as possible.


RFL has awesome WiFi, connecting directly to fiberoptic. We put out a couple of our outdoor summer chairs in spots that typically have the best connectivity. So while we can’t invite you in to use our computers, we have the fastest lawn-based internet in the city.