Your library offers books, audio books, magazines, DVD's and BluRay, music CDs, Playaway and Launchpads, as well as items like tools, sports equipment, musical instruments, telescope, board games, and more, all part of our Library of Things

You can place holds easily. Click here.

Borrow up to 35 items at a time, including 5 DVDs, 1 Playaway, and/or 1 Launchpad. 

Most items may be renewed up to 5 times, unless another patron has placed a hold request on the item. Some items, such Library of Things items, may be renewed only once. To renew items, sign in to your account in our catalog, call the Circulation Desk at 802.863.3403, or stop by the Library.

Loan Periods

Material Type

Loan Period

Books, Books on CD/MP3, Music CDs, Playaways*

3 weeks

DVDs*, Magazines, Launchpads*, Tools, Tennis Rackets, LOT Items 

1 week

Interlibrary Loan Item

See item for due date

Digital Resources*

See individual resources: E-books, Downloadable Audiobooks, Streaming Video 

Museum Passes

Note: Account must be clear of fines to check out.

Vary by pass and availability. See Museum Passes 

Laptop/WiFi Hotspot Kits and WiFi Hotspot Kits

1 week checkout; must be 18+; Borrower Agreement and picture ID required

*DVDs, Launchpads, Playaways have Hold Limits (see below).

Late Fines & Fees

To promote greater equity, the Fletcher Free Library has eliminated most overdue fines. Library users are still responsible for fees associated with the replacement of lost or damaged books and other materials checked out. Under this new policy, it is important to understand the difference between overdue fines and billed-item fees. Overdue fines are the daily charges applied to items not returned by their specified due date. Billed-item fees represent the charges applied for lost, damaged, or unreturned materials and are still in effect. Library users are encouraged to be good neighbors and return materials in a timely fashion so others may enjoy these resources. 

Museum Passes & Select LOT items  $3.00 late fine per day

Telescope and Laptop and WiFi Hotspot Kits $5.00 late fine per day

Lost/Damaged Items or Items not returned after 45 days late incur the Replacement cost of the item plus a $5 processing fee.

*Some items (such as Books on CD, Launchpads, Museum Passes & Playaways, and some LOT items) have high replacement costs. Please contact the front desk for this information at 802.863.3403.

Payments may be made with cash, check, or credit card at our front desk. Credit transactions have a $3.00 additional flat fee.

Place a Hold

  • Place a hold on an item online by using the catalog or at the front desk.
  • If an item is currently available, you will be notified within 24 hours that it is ready for pick-up. If the item is currently checked out, you will be notified when it is ready for pickup.
  • Items are held for six days at the front desk.
  • Request materials which we do not have in our collection, either at our front desk or online.
  • Hold limits:

    • Holds on DVDs are limited to five per library card.

    • Holds on Playaways and Launchpads are each limited to two per library card.

Returning Items

We offer many easy ways to return your materials:

  • Return items to the front desk during library hours.
  • Return via the drop box outside the library, 24/7.
  • Return via the drop box at the Robert Miller Community Center at 130 Gosse Court in the New North End, 24/7.

Questions?

Contact us or call 802.863.3403 for information.

 

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