Library Hours & Information*

12/23/21-In the ongoing interest of community health and well-being, the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees would like to remind all visitors to the library of our current COVID protocol.  The Library will continue to follow CDC guidelines (the latest information can be found here: and here: ).

We ask that all visitors to the library join the staff in the following safe practices:

  • Wearing a mask when indoors at the library regardless of vaccination status
  • Maintaining a safe distance from other people
  • Refraining from visiting the library if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

In addition, we ask that all follow the Vermont Department of Health guidelines for holiday gatherings.  Information can be found here:

We still maintain our Porch Pick-Up service so feel free to request any materials to be set out if you prefer not to enter the library.  You may request materials online through the library website, or by phone 802.425.3864 or via email at

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and best wishes for the New Year!

The Town of Charlotte mandates masks be worn in all buildings owned by the Town and open to the public effective December 16, 2021. This is in keeping with the Library Board’s policy to follow the CDC’s guidelines regarding COVID-19. As always, we appreciate your commitment to keeping our community safe.

Read the details of the Town of Charlotte Indoor Mask Wearing Policy.

Due to the increase in COVID cases in Chittenden County and in alignment with guidelines from CDC, the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees determined that all public programs for the month of September will be held on Zoom, if possible and otherwise will be cancelled. Please feel free to contact the library with any questions or concerns. All registration information will be available in our calendar listings on the library website: We appreciate your help and support as we all work to keep our community safe. The Charlotte Library Board will continue to monitor the COVID situation in Vermont and will update the community about future in-library programming.

The library is open for browsing, computer use, cooling off and more. Please wear a mask when you visit.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, the CDC has issued new masking recommendations. As our policy throughout the pandemic has been to follow their guidance, we are now asking all library patrons, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors. As always, we appreciate your commitment to keeping our community safe.

Effective immediately, the following guidelines now apply for visitors to the Charlotte Library: 

  • Masks are only required for people who are not vaccinated or who have other health concerns.
  • 25 people may visit the library at one time.
  • Visitors may stay for up to one hour.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the library.
  • Masks will be available in the library entryway for patrons use.

Please contact the library if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!

We will be open on our regular schedule beginning Monday, June 7.

Monday & Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm

*Porch pickup will continue to be available during open hours.

Since we continue to be mindful of ongoing health concerns, the Charlotte Library Board has implemented a few requirements in this first phase of the reopening plan:

  • We ask that anyone entering the library wear a mask and are happy to provide one if needed.
  • Ten people may be in the library for library use at a time.
  • Patrons are welcome to stay in the library for up to 30 minutes.

Library staff will also be following safety guidelines:

  • Wear masks while in public spaces
  • Maintain social distance while at circulation desk
  • Wipe down books prior to checkout

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

As of April 8, 2021, the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees has determined that materials entering the library building no longer need to be quarantined, based on the latest information from the CDC and the Vermont state epidemiologist. We will continue to wipe down all books at check out.


Winter Holiday Schedule:
Thursday, December 24: Closed
Friday, December 25: Closed
Saturday, December 26: Closed
Friday, January 1: Closed
Saturday, January 2: Closed
Best wishes to all for a Happy Holiday and New Year!

Regular Library Hours for Porch Pickup:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 11 am to 6 pm (not 12/25 or 1/1)
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm (not 12/24)
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm (not 12/26 or 1/2)

November 21, 2020

Important Update!
Due to the increased number of and anticipated holiday rise in COVID cases, the Charlotte Library will close the building to public visitors beginning Monday, November 23. Fortunately, we are able to continue our porch pickup service and have extended the hours for your convenience. The new schedule for picking up materials:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11am to 6pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 2pm

There are three ways you can reserve library materials:

  1. Places items on hold using your library account
  2. Email us with your requests:
  3. Call us at the library with your choices: 425.3864

Library items will be available the same day. Please let us know if you have a specific pickup requirement.

Inter-library loan will continue so please let us know what we can find for you if you don’t see it in our collection. Please use the ILL form or call us with your requests.

Thanks to updated research about touch transmission, we have decided to change the quarantine time to 72 hours. This means we can make in-demand titles available on a speedier schedule and that accounts will clear sooner, too. Library staff will continue to use masks and gloves when handling materials and sanitize all items prior to checkout for porch pickup.

Don’t forget about our online options as well. Libby and Hoopla give you access to a huge variety of books, audiobooks and music and video. Information about these resources are on our Online Resources page.

In addition, we have a wonderful assortment of kits and craft projects waiting for you and hope that you will take advantage of these offerings while you visit the library porch. Check out the family resources page for details.

Whether you’re looking for books or not, we would love to hear from you! Please call or email to let us know how we can help. Library email: Library phone: 802.425.3864.

Be sure to know that the Library Board will closely monitor the situation, following the guidelines set by Governor Scott and the Vermont Department of Health and will promptly update the community with any changes.

Most of all, we send best wishes to stay safe and healthy. We again express our gratitude for your support and patience as we move through this next phase together.

Charlotte Library Board of Trustees and Charlotte Library Staff

*Library hours and access could change at any time as the situation in Vermont warrants.

I returned my books. Why am I getting an overdue notice?
Items are quarantined for five days after the are received at the library. After that time they are scanned in and taken off your account.
Please notify us if a there are items on your account that you believe you returned seven or more days before. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we strive to keep the community and library staff safe and healthy.