The Chittenden Public Library provides the best possible access to books and other library resources in a variety of formats and technologies for the enjoyment and enlightenment of its patrons.
The library also encourages and facilitates cultural activities for the community, educates the community about the library’s resources, and upholds the public’s freedom of access to information
Unattended Children Policy
The Library welcomes and encourages all children to use and enjoy its facilities, programs and services. However, the Librarian and volunteers do not serve in loco parentis for children in the Library and parents should not view the Library as an alternative to childcare. For the protection and well-being of the children who use the Chittenden Public Library, we ask parents/caregivers to be aware of the following policy:
Unattended Children Policy adopted February 2016
Equipment Loan Policy
Equipment belonging to the Chittenden Public Library, including but not limited to laptop, Kindles, and tents may be borrowed for use outside of the library for up to seven days by individuals over the age of 18 and at the discretion of the librarian. Only one laptop and one Kindle may be borrowed from the library at one time.
Equipment Loan Policy revised October 2017
Internet Access Policy
As a part of the Chittenden Public Library’s mission to serve its community by providing resources to enrich the mind, provide leisure reading pleasure, and offer basic information on a wide range of subjects, access to the Internet is available to all patrons.
Internet Access Policy revised December 2017
Gift Acceptance Policy
The Chittenden Public Library accepts gifts (including marketable financial securities) at the discretion of the Library Director and/or the Board of Trustees
Please see our Gift Acceptance Policy for conditions (adopted November 2017)
The Library prohibits discrimination in the provision of services and in any aspect of employment in hiring, training, promotion and termination.
Anti-Discrimination Policy adopted December 2017
Confidentiality Policy and Procedures
It is the policy of the Library to protect the confidentiality users to the extent permitted under Vermont and federal laws.
Confidentiality Policy and Procedures revised December 2017