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Summer hours - Memorial Day through Labor Day
Materials can be renewed online, at the circ desk, or over the phone.
To renew online, access your account:
> click on 'catalog/login' in the purple menu bar at the top of this page
> click on 'Kellogg-Hubbard Library'
> choose 'create account' or 'log in' in the upper right corner
To create your account, you will need the 14-digit barcode number that is on your library card. If you have a printed checkout receipt, it appears under your name.
To renew by phone, call 223-3338 for the adult library and 223-4665 for the children's department.
Materials that are on hold for another patron are not renewable.
Sorry, you cannot renew via our email or voicemail.
There is no library parking. There is metered parking on Main and School Streets.
When the library is closed, materials can be returned to the outside bookdrops. There is one by the Main St entrance (at the top of the stairs), and an accessible bookdrop by the School St entrance.
DO NOT LEAVE MATERIALS ON TOP OF THE BOOKDROP.
If the bookdrop is full, please return materials as soon as possible and we will adjust or delete the fine(s).
> To avoid fines, library items must be returned before the end of library hours on the day they are due. If such items are returned after the library has closed, they will be checked in the next morning and will accrue a fine.
The meeting rooms of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library are an important component of the Library's services. They are available to any community group, regardless of that group's political, religious or social views.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library cards are free to residents of:
Montpelier, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Calais, and Worcester.
If you own property or have a business in one of these areas, such that you pay taxes to that township, you are also eligible for a free KHL card.
When you apply for a library card, please bring photo ID and proof of your current address (license, lease, utility bill, etc.). Patrons under the age of 18 need a parent or guardian to sign their application form.
If you live outside our tax-support area, library membership is subject to a tax- replacement fee. As of July 2013, this annual fee is:
These charges reflect the per-capita tax support approved by Montpelier voters on Town Meeting Day 2013. All future charges will be commensurate with Montpelier's tax support.
At Town Meeting Day 2013, the Town of Berlin voted against paying tax support to the Library. As of July 1 2013, Berlin residents will have to pay the out-of-area patron fee.
Your KHL card is valid only at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Vermont libraries do not form a unified system.
The maximum number of items that can be checked out per patron is 50.
Adult Library and YA Collection:
Books and audiobooks
- 2 weeks, with 2 renewals
- 2 weeks for new books and audiobooks (orange sticker on spine). As of November 2012, new items may be renewed if there are no holds on them.
- 4 days, 1 renewal
- 1 week, 1 renewal
- 2 weeks, with 1 renewal by approval of lending library
Books and audiobooks
- 2 weeks, with 2 renewals
- 4 days, with 1 renewal
> To avoid fines, return items during library hours on the day they are due. If they are returned after the library has closed, they will be checked in the next morning, and will accrue a fine.
To avoid fines, return items before the Library closes on the day they are due. Items returned after hours cannot be checked in until the next day.
Books, audiobooks, magazines: .15/day
Interlibrary loans: .50/day
Fines on individual items max out at:
- $5.00 Adult Library items
- $5.00 Children’s Library items
- $3.00 Magazines
If a patron’s card has more than $10.00 in fines, use of the card is restricted.
CHECK YOUR OWN ACCOUNT ONLINE
You can view all your account details, and renew items and place holds through our online system.
> Click on 'catalog/login' in the menu bar at the top of this page
> Click on 'Kellogg-Hubbard Library'
> Choose 'create account' or 'log in' in the upper right corner
When you first create your account, you will need the 14-digit barcode number on your library card. If you don't have your card, call the circ desk at 223-3338 and we can look up the number for you.
You will be prompted to choose a user name and password, which you will use for all future logins.
If you have any difficulty, call the circ desk and we'll try to help.
Yes! You can reserve materials through our online system.
> Click on 'catalog/login' in the purple menu bar at the top of this page
> Click on 'Kellogg-Hubbard Library'
> Choose 'create account' or 'log in' in the upper right corner.
You can also reserve books over the phone at 223-3338 for the adult library and 223-4665 for the children's department. And of course, you can also reserve in person at the circ desk!
Sorry, you cannot place holds via email.
To save on postage costs, the library no longer sends notices via mail for overdue items.
The library sends bills via mail for items more than 1 month overdue. When a bill is sent, the patron’s library card is restricted (no items may be checked in or out) until billed items are returned or paid for.
Please read our Lost Book Policy.
If we don't have a book you want, we can borrow it for you from another library, via interlibrary loan. Just ask for an ILL form at the circulation desk. (Items published within the last six months are not generally available for ILL.)
If you are looking for a new item and would like to suggest we add it to the collection, ask a librarian to file a book suggestion form for you.
We will happily issue you a new one! There is a $3 fee for replacement library cards.
Yes! Materials from the adult or children's department may be checked out from or returned to either circulation desk.
There are 10 public internet access computers in the adult library and two in the children's library. User sessions are 30 minutes per person, per day.
Printing is available in black & white for 15¢ per page.
Please read our Internet Use Policy.
Yes! Free wi-fi is available throughout the library.
Select "KH Public" in your list of available networks. The Terms & Conditions page will automatically load in your browser; click "accept" to join the network.
No waiting for an available computer
No printing services are currently available
You may pick up a signal throughout the Library, although the signal may be weaker (and therefore the connection not as fast) in certain sections of the Library.
How Safe is WiFi?
Using WiFi poses the same risks to your personal information that a wired network poses, but with the added vulnerability of having the network more open and less secure. This is the nature of WiFi - the network may be easily accessed by many people. Cautious WiFi users may choose not to transmit their credit card information and passwords while using any WiFi hotspot, including the Library's. The Library cannot ensure the safety of your data when you use either our wired or wireless Internet access.
You are responsible for setting up your own equipment.
Wireless Technical Information
Wireless hardware and software varies as to the operating systems you may use on your laptop or PDA, so the same instructions may not work for everyone. In many cases, you don't need to do anything to hook up, except to click on your browser.
Not right now. Our storage space is currently full. We will begin accepting donations again at the end of November.
We accept most books, CDs, and DVDs. Please put them in cardboard boxes that you can leave at the library.
We do not accept:
Musty or moldy books
Books without covers
Reader's Digest Condensed
If you leave us materials that we have to pay to get rid of, that is a burden on the library's budget. Please do not abandon old books on library property. Speak to a librarian to make a book donation.
Donations of books, A/V materials, magazines*, magazine subscriptions, artwork, furniture, etc. to the library are considered for inclusion based upon the needs and policies of the library.
All such donations are gratefully accepted with the understanding that these items become the property of the library to be used or displayed as need and space permit.
The library cannot give any guarantee that such items will be kept indefinitely and it reserves the right to sell any donated items to benefit the Library.
The library cannot place a value on non-monetary donations. For IRS purposes, the value must be determined by the donor.
*Donations of recent issues of magazines are welcomed for the free magazine exchange rack.
If you or someone you know is not able to get to the library, especially during the winter months, call about our home delivery service. We will do our best to arrange pickup and delivery, and we will even help to choose books that you might enjoy reading.
The KHL Outreach Program brings books to area day cares and community centers.
Even if you don't have a library card, there are many resources you can access at KHL.
Our new website homepage has a list of THINGS TO DO.
We have a new EVENTS calendar.
There are many pages with lists of recommended books for children, teens and adults as well as pages with list of recommended web resources.
You can access the CATALOG.
Library PATRONS can check their account online (no holds or renewals for now), download audio books from Listen Up! Vermont, and access the Vermont Online Library, and Heritage Quest Online databases.