About Us

Effective March 18, out of concern for the rapidly changing circumstances of COVID-19 and the health of our community, the Pawlet Public Library is closed until further notice. All Library programs and events are postponed, and community use of Library spaces is suspended. For Community information related to COVID-19 click here.

The Library Board and the Library Director will continue to monitor the official recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Libraries. Plans for reopening the Library will be communicated on our website and Facebook page and through other available channels.

Due to the lack of reliable information about the relative risk of “take out” or “curbside” services to patrons and staff, we will not be offering this service. Interlibrary loan services and participation with other libraries will be suspended.

The Library staff will remain available by phone (802-325-3123) and by e-mail (pawletpub@gmail.com) to assist patrons with digital library resources.

Free Online Content: The following free services are available to all Pawlet Public Library card holders.  Follow the links below to access online content.  Please contact the Library for account numbers or passwords.


Access our online catalog by clicking this image.


Access FREE downloadable audio & eBooks


Access self passed online continuing education.



Research and reference data basis


Books, Movies, & Music

Vision: The Pawlet Public Library is an essential player in sustaining and celebrating a vibrant, revitalized and resilient community.Mission: The Pawlet Public Library’s mission is to provide a leadership role in unifying the community through shared resources and meaningful experiences for all generations.

The Pawlet Public Library has been in continuous operation since 1903. It was housed in a small room in the Pawlet Town Office building until 2002 when the library was moved to the historic former grammar school building, which was renovated for this purpose. Since then the library has expanded, making full use of the building’s 2,800 square feet of space. It now boasts over 10,000 items in its collection (books, audio books, DVDs) for adults and children and participates in inter-library loan. It also provides wireless high-speed internet access and online services to download additional eBooks and audio books.