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 cents per page or received for 20 cents per page. Photocopies may be printed at 20 cents per page.

Special Passes
BIRDS OF VERMONT MUSEUM: Free admission with one paid 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.

ECHO: Richmond Free Library cardholders can borrow a pass that will admit up to two adults and three children for $7.00 per person to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. For more information, visit echovermont.org.

SHELBURNE FARMS: Borrow a guest pass to receive free family admission to the walking trails and children’s farmyard (excludes property tours). Family admission is for up to 2 adults and children. For more information, visit www.shelburnefarms.org.

SHELBURNE MUSEUM: Pass entitles library patron with one additional adult and up to 4 additional children (ages 17 and under) to half off the applicable admission rate. Must show your valid library card and a driver’s license/ID in addition to the pass. Summer 2017 regular rates for Vermont residents are $14 for adults and $7 for youth, so with the library pass admission would be $7 and $3.50 respectively. Children 4 and under are free.

VERMONT STATE PARKS PASS: Library patrons 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.

VERMONT STATE HISTORIC SITES PASS: Good for free entry into any Vermont State Historic Site (up to 8 people in one vehicle). More info at www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

All passes circulate for two days.
*Please be aware that there is a $5 late fee PER DAY that a pass is overdue!*