Get a Library Card at the Library

Yes, you can get a library card! Everyone is welcome here. Are you:

An adult resident of Burlington?

  • Bring ID and proof of residence; lease, postmarked mail, etcetera. You must accompany your children ages 15 & under to sign them up (or download & complete the Youth resident library card application here).

A teen resident of Burlington age 16 and over?

  • Bring your high school ID, if you have one, or driver's license or permit. Please ask for the Circulation Manager if you do not have any of those items, and we work to find an alternative.

UVM/Champlain student?

  • Your current student ID is all you need.

Temporarily housed in Burlington?

  • Bring ID and statement of temporary residence from COTS, Spectrum, or other temporary housing organizations in Burlington.

Working in Burlington?

  • Bring ID and proof of employment.

An educator seeking membership for your school or daycare?

  • Follow the procedures listed here to request a card.

Living outside of Burlington, but taking Vermont Adult Learning Program or other ELL classes?

  • Bring ID and visit us at the front desk of the library to get a free card. 

Living outside of Burlington?

  • Bring ID and pay $50 for an annual library card, or $35 for a 6-month card.  Seniors (Ages 62 and up) pay $35 for an annual library card.

Living outside of Vermont?

  • Pay $175 for an annual library card.

Just need to use the Tech Center?

  • Everyone is welcome to use our Tech Center resources. Visit the Tech Center for a free pass. 


Contact us or call us at 802.863.3403 with any questions.

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.