Updated: 1/7/2021

The Fletcher Free Library has partially reopened, following guidelines from the Governor, the Vermont Department of Libraries, and the City of Burlington. We are operating at 25% capacity, closing high-touch features, and offering limited touch transactions. We are required to only allow brief, purposeful visits for everyone's health and wellbeing.  Masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

Until we know more about the new strain of virus, we are temporarily changing services so that library visits are shorter. The Tech Center, Kids' Library Help, browsing, and public bathrooms will be closed beginning Friday, January 8th. Library visits are limited to 5 minutes. Detailed information about services is available below.

Per the Governor's orders, the library is required to get contact tracing information for anyone entering the building. For public health reasons, you will be required to complete a form if you enter the library. If you would prefer your holds delivered curbside, please call 802.863.3403.




(Hold pick-ups, express printing station)
NOON - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NOON- 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM




The Tech Center is temporarily closed.

An express walk-in print only station is available for your convenience without an appointment. You may also print by emailing reference@burlingtonvt.gov.


Online Resources

Your library card and pin number give you access to online resources such as eBooks, downloadable audio, streaming films & tv shows, online language classes and many other educational classes.


Item check-out

  • The Library's book drop is open 24/7. Materials are quarantined for a minimum of three days. The Miller Center drop box is still closed.
  • Automatic renewal policy for items that do not have holds on them, and suspension of all new fines.
  • We are happy to help get items for you by request!


Place a hold online & pick-up at the Front  Desk

Place holds online and come inside to our Front Desk to pick up your items, update your account, or make requests.


In-person requests 

Stop by our Help Desk during library hours (see above), and we'll get it for you. Don't have an exact title? We are happy to  help get a few items for you to browse by request (please limit 5 items).


Binge Bags and  Mystery Bundles

Select a theme and be surprised with a DVD Binge Bag or a Kids Mystery Bundle.


Limited Browsing

Browsing is temporarily closed.


Outside Pick-up Service (OPS)

*Please use OPS only if you have health concerns that keep you from entering the building.* Available during our open hours for individuals requiring this service. Visit our OPS page to learn how to place holds and pick up your items. 


We're here to answer your questions!


Help Desk 

You can email your library and reference questions to reference@burlingtonvt.gov

Open during library hours. 


FFL Kids Library Help

FFL Kids' Library Help is temporarily closed. For more information on services for kids, head to fletcherfree.org/kids

SATURDAY: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY: 12:00 - 3:00 pm & 4:00 - 5:00 pm


One-on-One Tech Support 

One-on-One Tech Support is temporarily closed.

 By appointment through reference@burlingtonvt.gov


For assistance, email reference@burlingtonvt.gov, use the chat feature on our website, or call during regular business hours.

Stay updated through our regular channels: our website, Front Porch Forum, Facebook and our library email newsletter.

We are partially open. The Tech Ctr. & Browsing are closed. Click here for info.