The library houses books for casual reading. While most of the books are fiction, there are useful books in most areas of interest to town residents. We belong to the Catamount Library Network, which gives you access to the collections of our 23 sister libraries. And, if none of us has what you need, we can get it for you, through Inter-Library Loan or by purchasing it.
We house a special collection of books on Vermont and Vermont topics. This also includes material on the town (including a complete set of Town Reports) and genealogy material on several Guilford families.
A large number of books are available for use by children. Most of these books are located in bins that make them very accessible to small hands. The library encourages active and often enthusiastic use of these books. Children's work, created at the library, is on display.
There is no charge for a library card. We need your name, your mailing address and your phone number in order to issue your card. You will be assigned a number, and then you may borrow books for three weeks and movies for two weeks. There is no limit on the number of books you may borrow.
The Guilford Free Library is located in the tiny hamlet of Guilford Center, and is surrounded by Guilford Center Meetinghouse, The Guilford Historical Society, and The Broad Brook Community Center.
Reserve a book
If you have a Guilford library card, you can request any book by Clicking Here or by calling 257-4603.
The following free services are available to all Guilford Free Library card holders. Follow the links below to access online content. Please contact the Library if you need account numbers or passwords.
Catamount Library Network Catalog
Search for books available for loan from the 23 CLN libraries.
Your library card number is your login, and your password
is the last four digits of your phone number.
Downloadable AudioBooks and EBooks (for mobile devices only)
Available through The Palace Project app
over 500 online continuing education courses
offers over 55,000 free ebooks
educational tools and research
Your password is written on your library card .
A Booklist publication with reader recommendations.
To reach The Guilford Free Library, drive south from Brattleboro on US Route 5 to The Guilford Country Store. Turn right on Guilford Center Road for four miles. The Library is on your right just beyond The Broad Brook Community Center.
The Library collection includes books, audiobooks, videos, and reference materials. In addition to these materials, you may use the links provided to use the internet as a reference tool.