Vermont State University Libraries

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Our campus libraries are at the heart of learning, research, and the creation of new knowledge. We provide access to information that fuels intellectual growth and spaces that build community and foster the pursuit of understanding. 

Vermont State’s library collections include a vast number of books, journals, films, special collections, and other resources across our five campuses and online, empowering exploration for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Access Library Resources

Search Library Holdings 

Head to the main search window to find any kind of resource, including books, journals, films, newspapers, and more, across our five campus locations and online. 

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Course Reserves

Find materials faculty have set aside as resources for your courses. 

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Interlibrary Loans

Get access to the books and articles you need through our extensive network of partner libraries.

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Research Databases 

Explore an extensive collection of online databases that put hundreds of thousands of books and journals at your fingertips to fuel your research and expand your knowledge. 

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Faculty Resources

Library staff are here to empower your teaching and research. From skills instruction for your students to assistance with course reserves, find out how we can help.

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Subject Guides

Ready to dive into a research project? Find out where to begin with librarian-curated resources and guidance.

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Vermont State students, faculty, and staff have access to a wealth of resources at five distinctive campus locations. Check out books and other materials, find a comfortable place to study, and get expert librarian help at any branch.

Our libraries are vibrant hubs of interactive learning and exploration. At each of our campus locations, you’ll find inviting spaces to study with friends, work on a group project, focus on your research, or get lost in a book.  


  • 13 individual study rooms 
  • 2 group study rooms 
  • 3 conference rooms 
  • Media viewing room for classes & campus events 
  • Gallery Lounge, featuring vending machines, student artwork, and therapy dogs on most Thursdays during the semester 
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  • 3 individual study rooms 
  • 1 group study room 
  • John E. Lord Room, for classes and campus events 
  • Twenty-Four Hour Study, available to students, faculty, and staff any time of the day for study, computer access, and printing 
The view from a balcony overlooking a massive study space in the Johnson library.


  • 5 individual study rooms 
  • 2 group study/meeting rooms 
  • Nooks for individual & group study in the stacks throughout the library 
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  • 2 group study rooms 
  • 1 conference room 
  • All rooms equipped with wall-mounted monitors, laptops, DVD players, and whiteboards 
A building that says Hartness Library with green bushy trees framing the entrance.


  • 5 individual study rooms 
  • 1 group study room 
  • 1 large conference room 
  • All rooms equipped with wall-mounted monitors, DVD players, and whiteboards 
A line of bookshelves inside of the Williston Campus library.