Library Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am to 6 pm; Tuesday 12 noon to 8 pm; Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

Preschool Story Hours: Monday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 A.M.

Library closed on these 2018 Holidays: January 1, New Year's Day; March 6, Town Meeting Day; May 28, Memorial Day; July 4, Independence Day; September 3, Labor Day; November 12, Veteran's Day; November 22 and 23, Thanksgiving; December 24 and 25, Christmas; December 31, New Year's Eve.

You may contact the library by telephone or by emailing

HANDICAP ACCESS: Handicap parking and access to the library is provided at the entrance to the new wing at the lower parking lot (pictured below). The library has a computer desk that accommodates patrons using a wheelchair, and a ClearView reader, a system for magnifying text and objects to assist people with impaired vision. The new wing connects with both the Northfield Historical Society on the left and the Brown Public Library on the right, and also houses the town's Community Room on the first floor. Library staff maintain the schedule for use of the Community Room.

lower entrance

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS: The library maintains ten public access computers, including an AWE Early Literacy Station designed for children between ages 2 and 8. Internet service is graciously provided free of charge by Trans-Video, Inc. as a community service. For directions on connecting to the library's wireless network, please stop at the Circulation Desk. Please review Library Computer and Internet Use Policies. A recent wing connects the Brown Public Library with the Northfield Historical Society and also houses the town's Community Room on the first floor. Library staff maintain the schedule for use of the Community Room.

PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY AND BACKING UP DATA: Be sure to back up data that you wish to retain on your own USB device. To protect your privacy, all documents and other items that you have created or downloaded, as well as your browser history, will be deleted when the computer is shut down. You are urged to delete files and documents you have created on the computer and any files you may have sent to the Recyle Bin. To be certain that you have permanently deleted personal material created during your work session, shut down and restart the computer. Tips for Protecting Your Privacy and Internet Safety.

LIBRARY HISTORY: The Brown Public Library, built in 1906, integrates the original brick library building with a recent two-story addition connecting the Brown Public Library with the Northfield Historical Society, located in the former home of Charles Paine, a prominent 19th century Northfield entrepreneur and Vermont governor. Above the fireplaces in the north and south readings rooms are paintings of historic interest relating to the library and Northfield. For an illustrated historic tour of the library, click: Northfield's Libraries and George Washington Brown and Mary Ann Paine's Painting of Northfield.

LIBRARY POLICIES: See Brown Public Library Computer and Internet Use Policy.

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