Updated Aug. 10: We now have computers, including printing. Please ask for help.

Rutland Free Library is following the lead of the state of Vermont in a gradual reopening to the public. We resumed in-building services beginning June 2. In keeping with state directives, we plan on continuing to offer curbside service. We hope most of our patrons will avail themselves of this easy-to-use way to borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other materials.

We also understand that our users rely on us for many services that cannot be provided through curbside. So we’ll are gradually reintroducing copy / scan, computer access, and printing, as well as the ability to browse the stacks to choose materials.

What to expect:

  • Masks required. Part of being a public library is serving at-risk clients. If you don’t have a mask or forget yours, we would be happy to provide one.
  • Social distancing. We are a big building and hope you find it easy to social distance. Two shelves = six feet!
  • A limit of 30 patrons at a time. We might need to ask you to wait at the door.
  • Computer access will be strictly rationed as we work to find the best, safest way to serve you. We’re happy to help; please ask.
  • We are quarantining all items for four days to ensure patron and staff safety. Please use the outdoor drop for returns to make this as easy as possible. There will be a delay between returning an item and having it come off your account. If this results in you being over an item limit, just let us know; we’ll be happy to override it so you can continue to borrow without interruption.
  • To allow us to quarantine, we’re closing off the Court St. door. Please use the Center St. (access ramp) side.

We look forward to serving you, by curbside or in the building! Welcome back!