LIBRARY SERVICES

Community Room
Our meeting rooms are available for classes, concerts (we have a grand piano!), parties, etc.  Reservations may be made up to six months in advance with a completed space use agreement form and $25 deposit.    Rates will be determined by the Library Director or Assistant Director.    The agreement form is available at the library or by clicking on the link here.

Homecard System
Under the homecard system, all Richmond Free Library cards of persons 16 years old or older are honored at the following libraries: Bristol, Cambridge/Jeffersonville, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Fairfax, Georgia, Grand Isle, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho/Underhill, Jericho Center, Milton, New Haven, Shelburne, South Burlington, South Hero, Vergennes, Westford, Williston, and Winooski.

Interlibrary Loan Program
The Richmond Free Library will borrow materials from other libraries on behalf of Richmond cardholders. Patrons from other towns should initiate interlibrary loan requests through their own library.  Most loans are now transferred via courier once per week.   If you need an item sooner, consider borrowing directly from a homecard library. RFL will not submit ILL requests for items we own but are in circulation.

Public Access Computers
There are three computers available for accessing the internet, scanning, word processing, and other applications. Color printers linked to the computers. Copies are 20 cents per page. Note: Please review posted computer guidelines before using the computers. Also, the library assumes no responsibility for supervising the computer use of minors.

Copy/Fax Service
Our fax number is 802-434-3223. Faxes may be sent for $.50 per page or received for 20 cents per page. Photocopies may be printed at 20 cents per page.

Special Passes
ECHO: Library patrons can reserve a pass that will admit up to two adults and three children for $4.00 per person to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The pass may be borrowed for 3 days at a time. For more information, visit echovermont.org.

SHELBURNE FARMS: Valid May – October, this pass admits families to the walking trails and children’s farmyard. For more information, visit www.shelburnefarms.org.

VERMONT STATE PARKS PASS: Richmond Free Library cardholders can check out a pass to visit any Vermont State Park free for one day! The pass admits one vehicle with up to eight people, valid June – October. For more information, visit vtstateparks.com

BIRDS OF VERMONT MUSEUM: In addition, patrons can borrow a family pass for free admission to the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, VT. Valid May – October, this pass includes admission to exhibits and walking trails. For more information, visit birdsofvermont.org.

SHELBURNE MUSEUM: No longer available. Shelburne Museum is re-evaluating the library pass program, and there is a possibility the pass may become available again in the future.

*Please be aware that there is a $5 late fee PER DAY that a pass is overdue!*