The Burlington Public Library is here for you and your family. We will be providing all of the health, business, unemployment, and homeschooling information you need. Oh! and the entertainment too!
Governor Inslee's Library Reopening Announcement: Now that the governor has approved limited library reopening in Phase 2 we are looking at what that means for us. We have a staff team working on a reopening plan because we want to be sure we can provide a safe space for both our guests and our staff. We’ll be posting reopening announcements on Facebook and on our website. If you would like to share your email we can add you to our email update list.
Sign up to receive email or text notices about upcoming library programs and news about reopening.
Sign up for a Burlington Public Library Card to get access to all of the Burlington Public Library’s physical and digital materials! Place items on hold for Express Holds Pickup or to download e-books! Resident, Reciprocal, and Non-Resident Cards (with a fee) are available!
Don't know what to read? Don't worry! We have you covered with Personalized Grab Bags for all ages and borrower types.
Remote Access for Ancestry.com During the library’s closure, login to your library account to access Ancestry from home! The link will be in your Account Summary.
Looking for Wi-Fi Access? Below is a map of community services (in red) that are making their Wi-Fi available to everyone for free and of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots (in yellow) that are available for free right now.
Local area Wi-Fi Hotspots are available at the Burlington Public Library, City Hall, Parks and Rec, Visitor Information Center (Chamber of Commerce building), the Police Department, and Haggen Food and Pharmacy. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, enter your location here.
Fill out the Application for Express Printing for important paper work that needs to be printed. If you are trying to get back to work and need your resume printed, you are trying to get your unemployment benefits, or need immigration paper work printed out, upload your files and we will call you to let you know when your prints are available.
Scanning Documents: if you need documents scanned so that they can be emailed while the library is closed, many smart phones can act as scanners. The New York Times has a great article explaining it here. Most Android phones will ask if you want to scan a document, just by opening the camera app. Lay your document on a flat surface and a "Tap to Scan" box will pop up on the screen. The Google Drive app on an Android phone will also allow you to scan documents. Click the (+) button and a menu with the scan option will pop up. For Apple users, Evernote, CamScanner, and TurboScan have free apps that will allow you to scan your documents into pdf format. There are both free and premium versions available for these three apps.
If you need paperwork copied or faxed while the library is closed, this is a list of local businesses that can provide one or both of these services at this time.