Curbside Services are available upon request during our open hours.
Books To You
We have a delivery service for shut-ins. Please contact the library for more information.
We offer exam proctoring at the Library (free to St. Albans City and Town residents).
Hours: Tuesdays 10 am – 6pm
The Book Cellar is a volunteer run “book store” giving books a second home.
Run by a team of dedicated, hard-working volunteers, the Book Cellar is an ongoing book sale held in the library’s basement. All proceeds from sales go to support the library and its programs.
The Book Cellar is jam packed with both fiction and nonfiction books, puzzles, children’s books and more. It is open on Tuesdays, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Check our monthly calendar for exact time and day.
How to donate to your books to the Book Cellar
The library accepts donations at the circulation desk every Tuesday or Thursday from 10-6.
We are able to review one bag (reusable grocery shopping bag sized) or one banker’s sized box of books in good, gently used condition per person. Books are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
These guidelines help us ensure that donations may be either added to the library’s collection or sold in our on-going book sale in the library basement.
We reserve the right to refuse books in poor or unusable condition. This includes dirty, musty, stained, ripped, burnt, or otherwise marked books.
We also welcome newer magazines (from the past few years) for our free cart.
We are always looking for new adult fiction, contemporary best-sellers, and new children’s books.
The library cannot accept the following materials:
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- outdated computer or business books
- workbooks or study guides
- vinyl records or cassette tapes
- VHS tapes
- damaged or moldy books
- books with underlining or highlighting
- annual reports or other non-commercial publications
Please do not leave donations outside or in the book drop!!!
For larger donations, please contact library staff. These guidelines are subject to revision.
Questions? Call the library at (802)-524-1507
Get help from your librarian!
What is a Book-a-Librarian?
Book a Librarian is a free service for St. Albans Free Library card holders to schedule a one-to-one customized help session with a Library staff member. The Book a Librarian session is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth technical assistance on topics such as starting an email account, browsing the library’s catalog, downloading e-books and audiobooks, searching the Internet, using electronic databases through the St. Albans Free Library website, or other computer basics. Other, non-technical topics are also available for Book a Librarian sessions, including personalized help with a research project or helping you discover new books and authors that match your taste and interests.
- Book a Librarian is for St. Albans Free Library cardholders
- Sessions are typically 30 minutes to one hour
- Sessions are by appointment and are scheduled in advance to meet during Library hours
- We cannot offer advice (e.g., medical, legal, investment) except to advise users of reputable sources of evaluative information. Also, we cannot offer troubleshooting or maintenance help with personal computers or mobile devices.
- You may have up to one session a week
- Complete this form with as much information as possible and we will be in touch within three (3) business days
- To cancel your appointment please call the Library at 524-1507
Exam Proctoring Policy
The proctoring of examinations is a service offered by the St. Albans Free Library.
The library will offer proctoring services at the library based on the availability of personnel, facilities and technology to do so. To schedule proctoring services, please read the following information and contact the Library.
There is no fee for proctoring for St. Albans City and Town residents (proof of residency may be required). Non St. Albans City or Town residents will be charged a $35 non-refundable proctoring fee per exam, paid prior to the exam by cash, debit or credit card. For tests longer than 3 hours an additional fee of $10.00 per hour will be applied.
All students are responsible for all printing and mailing costs.
- Librarians are able to proctor exams as allowed by their work schedule. The library reserves the right to substitute a proctor in the event of the original proctor’s absence.
- Tests must be scheduled with the proctor a minimum of 7 days in advance. Tests will be scheduled during the library’s open hours. Tests must be completed 15 minutes before the library closes.
- Proctors will not monitor a student continuously during an exam, but may check on the student periodically.
- The use of surveillance equipment will be used to monitor the student.
- Librarians cannot proctor exams that students bring in themselves.
- Librarians will not sign a proctoring verification that attests to more than they are able to do.
- The St. Albans Free Library will not be responsible for any delayed tests, nor for any completed tests once they leave the library’s possession and have been mailed back to the educational institution.
- The library will not be responsible for tests that are interrupted by library emergencies, power failures, or computer hardware or software failures.
- The library will abide by the testing institution’s requirements if they are in agreement with our policy .
Responsibilities of the test taker
- Your school may have specific requirements for proctoring. Check with the proctor to make sure the library can meet all of the requirements.
- Call prior to your test to make sure the test or login information has arrived. The proctor does not contact you when the exam arrives.
- If needed, be prepared to pay for any mailing or photocopying charges.
- Arrive promptly at the agreed‐upon time, prepared with the items required for taking the test. These may include picture I.D., money, pens/pencils and calculator. Only items listed in the instructions will be allowed in the test area.
- Exams not taken by the date on which they were to be completed are subject to the institution’s policies.