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 14 & under to sign them up (or download & complete the Youth resident library card application here).

A teen resident of Burlington over 14?

Bring your high school ID.

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, or for a City of Burlington department?

Bring ID and proof of employment.

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

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

Living outside of Burlington?

Bring ID and pay $35 for an annual library card, or $20 for a 6-month card. If you are over 62, it’s only $15/year. Additional cards within households are only $5/card.

Just need to use the Tech Center?

We offer a free Computer User card to anyone, from anywhere, for free! Just bring ID to the front desk or Tech Center to sign up.

Get a Library Card Online

Register online today then visit the library to verify residency and pick up your card.  Cards will be ready in 2-3 days. If you are unable to come in, please email us at to receive your card and pin # in the mail.


Contact us or call us at 802.863.3403 with any questions.

Masks are recommended in library and required in youth area, regardless of vaccination status.