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11 Maiden Lane, Saint Albans, VT 05478
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You can borrow snowshoes, a telescope, a giant Jenga game, musical instruments, and more.
Discover all the great things you can do with a library card!
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Upcoming Events

What’s happening at the St. Albans Free Library? Check out our calendar of events with activities and programs for adults, teens, and kids. There’s something for everyone! Schedules are updated frequently, so check back often.

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Museum Passes

Discoveries and cultural experiences await you with our Museum Pass Program. With a museum pass, enjoy visiting participating museums and parks for free (or at a discounted price). Click here to see all the museums and sites you can visit with a pass.

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Non-Traditional Items

Learn and explore beyond the realm of books. Ready to try snowshoeing? Or maybe you want to look at the stars. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Check out our collection of non-traditional items and find out what other adventures await you with a library card!

Online Tools & Resources

Take advantage of our online resources which make it easy for you to learn, discover, and explore. As a valid library card holder, you can enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, stream music, movies and TV–all at the click of a button. Learn something new with hundreds of choices for online classes or discover your family history through Family Search. Check out everything you can do with a library card.


Mobile Printing

With our mobile printing service, print using your personal computer or mobile device from anywhere and at your convenience. Submit documents for printing, and you’ll have 24 hours to pay, print, and pick up your documents. In-library copying and scanning are also available. Get Printing!


How do I…?

Answers to your most commonly asked questions about the library, its services, and how to use them.

How do I get a library card?

It’s easy! Bring 2 forms of ID into the library (with your current address on at least one ID) and fill out our library card application form.

Library cards are free for St. Albans City and Town residents and Franklin/Grand Isle County residents who are 65 and over.

Non-residents pay an annual fee of $30 per household.

How do I renew my materials?

Most library materials can be renewed online from your account in the library catalog.

Or call us at 802-524-1507 to renew materials over the phone during our business hours.

How many books can I check out?

Recommended borrowing limits:

  • 10 Picture books
  • 8 Hardcover (2 new)
  • 6 Magazines   
  • 4 Audio (CDs & Playaways)
  • 5 DVDs   
  • 1 Bag
  • 1 Museum Pass
  • 1 Non-Traditional Item
How do I request a title not available at this library?

Purchase requests for recently published titles (within the last 6 months) can be submitted online in the “Purchase Suggestions” section of your library account.

All other titles may be requested online through interlibrary loan

Purchase suggestions and interlibrary loan requests may also be made over the phone and in person at the library.

What can I do if a book I need is already checked out?

You can place a hold on it directly from our catalog (or we can do that for you) and we’ll notify you when the item is ready for you.

Do you accept donations of books or other materials?

Yes, we do!

When: During Library hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Bring to Library Circulation Desk

How: Box/bag are preferred (no plastic crates)

How much: Up to 1 box/bags per visit (please ask about larger donations)