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Borrowing Materials

Library Cards

All Essex Junction residents age 5 and older are eligible to receive a library card which entitles individuals to check-out books, magazines, videos, music, and recorded books. In addition, a Brownell Library card can be used to check-out materials at participating HomeCard libraries. Please bring an official form of identification and proof of residency.

Individuals who live outside of the HomeCard system may receive a library card for use at Brownell. Short-term library cards may be issued to temporary residents and students. Please contact Brownell for more information about these options.

Checking items out
  • Most books, magazines, videos, music, and recorded books check-out for 3 weeks
  • Bestsellers, youth holiday books, Red Clover and DCF nominations for the current year check-out for 2 weeks
  • Videos check-out for 1 week
  • Items may be renewed unless someone else is waiting for the item. Renew online or contact the library to request the renewal of an item.
  • If you are looking for a specific title, please search our Catalog and place a hold, or call the library and ask for the item to be reserved for you.