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Our Collection

About the Collection

The Stowe Free Library houses approximately 25,000 book titles, 2,000 film titles, 1,400 audio books on CD, nearly 3,000 downloadable audio book titles, 200 music CDs, and more than 100 magazine, journal and newspaper subscriptions. Our Vermont Room is a resource area for Vermont and Stowe information and history.

For a full list of our magazine and newspaper subscriptions, please visit Our Magazine and Newspaper Collection page. We also have a selection of museum passes for patrons to check out.

Inter-Library Loans

As a participant in the Vermont Resource Sharing Network, the library encourages library users of all ages to utilize the free statewide inter-library loan service to request books, audio books, and films that are not in our collection, but may be found in another Vermont library. A minimum period of 1-2 weeks should be allowed for delivery.


To request an item, come in and fill out the form in person. To see more about our inter-library loan policies, click here.

Computers, Internet, and Wireless Access

The library offers 8 computer work-stations that provide free public access to the Internet via a DSL connection.

  • Five PCs are in the main part of the library, in our Vermont Room. All have word processing and spreadsheet software, using Microsoft Word and Excel. All registered library card holders have the ability to sign on to the computers.  Time limits are 1 30 minute session with the opportunity to add an additional 30 min.  The maximum allotated time for the computers per day is 1 hour.

  • Three MACs are in the children’s area for kindergarteners to eighth graders only (half-hour reserve)

  • Students in seventh to twelfth grades may check out  one of our three iPads preloaded with apps, time limit for these devices is 30 min and students must have a registered library card with Stowe Free Library.

 

The Library is a free Wi-Fi hotspot. Laptop users are responsible for their own connection to our network. Printing is not available from the wireless network. At this time, we do not lend laptops or wireless access cards.

 

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I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.Ralph Waldo Emerson