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.
Need to pick up materials outside of the Library? Outside pickup is available during open hours.
Borrow up to 35 items at a time, including 5 DVDs, 3 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. Items that are overdue with holds that are not returned after 21 days overdue will be billed for replacement costs. These charges are irreversible, even if the item is returned. Unpaid fines and fees may limit library borrowing privileges.
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
Books, Books on CD/MP3, Music CDs, Playaways*
DVDs*, Magazines, Launchpads*, Tools, Tennis Rackets, LOT Items
Interlibrary Loan Item
Varies, please see check out slip for due date
See individual resources: eBooks, Downloadable Audiobooks, Streaming Video
Note: Account must be clear of charges 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 equity, the Fletcher Free Library has eliminated most overdue fines, but library users remain responsible for "billed-item" fees. Billed-item fees are charges applied for lost, damaged, overdue with holds, or unreturned materials and have not been eliminated. Billed replacement fees are irreversible. To avoid these fees, library users are encouraged to take care of and return materials in a timely fashion so others may also enjoy our shared 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 Laptop/Hotspot Kits, 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.
Holds on DVDs are limited to five per library card.
Holds on Playaways and Launchpads are each limited to two per library card.
- Request Materials
We welcome requests for materials that are not in our Library collection.
- Request new or upcoming materials at our service desks, or online.
- Request materials published more than a year ago at our service desks, or through our interlibrary loan system.
- 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.
Contact us or call 802.863.3403 for information.