Lawrence Memorial Library 40 North Street, Bristol, Vermont
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Monday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday 10:00-8:00
Wednesday 1:00-5:00
Thursday 10:00-8:00
Friday 1:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-1:00

Days closed
New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Veteran's Day/ Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Lawrence Memorial Library Board Meetings  are open to all.
More information can be found

Welcome to

Bristol's gateway to a world of information
for all who delight in discovery through reading, watching, and listening.
~nurturing the intellectual and cultural life of our Bristol community~

Welcome to Koha!

We are pleased to offer new self-service options from your personal library account. To use the options click on "Log in to Your Account" in the upper right hand corner of the page at

You will be asked for your Login and Password. Your login is your patron  ID. Please contact the library for your new account number. Your password is the last 4 digits of your phone number. Once on the account page there are many things you can do with your account.

"Your summary" will show items checked out, items on hold and any messages that the library may have for you. To renew all items simply click renew all or select renew on each line item. You may not be able to renew some items because they are reserved for other patrons.

"Your fines" will show any fines or charges that you may owe.

"Your personal details" page will show contact information that the library has for you. If you need to make changes, please contact the library staff.

Under "your reading history" you will be able to see your checkout history and the date the items were checked in at the library.


The new system also has a link to "your purchase suggestions" where you can request that the library purchase an item not in the catalog. Library staff will then review the item to see if it will be purchased and let you know.

Under "your messaging" you can choose how the library communicates with you via email. You now have the option to receive emails when holds are filled, items are due or items are checked in/out. Simply click the boxes to select which emails you would like to receive and select how many days in advance you would like to be notified. You must have a valid email address on file with us — please see us to have yours added. Note: Overdue notices are automatically sent and can not be stopped.

Under "your lists" you can keep lists of items you wish to take action on in the future. Use this link to create a list name. Once you have created a list you can add items to it while searching the catalog. Simply click on "save to lists" in actions and choose which list.

While in the catalog you can also reserve an item by selecting "place hold" under the actions. Please note that you can only place items on hold at your home library. See a staff member about placing holds at other libraries.


In the catalog you can also save items to a cart. The cart function is simply a temporary gathering place to store items. You can then use this list to print, email or place a hold on the items. The cart will empty when you log out. You do not need to be logged in to use a cart.

Trivia Tuesday!

7-9pm every Tuesday
Snap's Restaurant
Main Street in Bristol

Eating, drinking, and quick thinking!

Put together a team of 4-6 people or come solo and we'll find you a group.
 $2/person entry fee will fund a cash prize for the top scoring team.
 All ages welcome!

Presented by Lawrence Memorial Library,
hosted by Snap's, and supported by
 Kimball's Office Services.

And don't forget about these great services!

If you are prompted for a username or password, please call the library.

Universal Class Learn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses.

To start learning with Universal Class, just click the above link and type in your 14 digit code. The code begins with 2VSNS, and ends with your patron barcode. To make it 14 digits, add as many zeros in between as you need. So, if your patron number is 4532366, the code you would enter is 2VSNS004532366. If your patron number was 2366, the code you would enter is 2VSNS000002366. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the library.

Heritage Quest helps you research local and family history, with census data; genealogies; books; Revolutionary War era pension & bounty-land warrant application files; Freedman's Bank records (the Bank was served African Americans from 1865-1874); and Memorials, Petitions and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress

Gale's Research, Full-text, and Learning / Career Resources. New services include:

Career Transitions ~ an online career guidance center that walks you through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Use a step-by-step approach to 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess your interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.
Powerspeak Languages ~ Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods.
InfoTrac Newstand ~ an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows you to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other criteria. A one-stop source for the day's news, and searchable archives covering more than 1,000 newspapers.

On April 22, 2011 the Vermont House recognized our library and its service to the Bristol community for the past 100 years. See a copy of the special resolution (this is a large file and may take time to load).

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Staff Members Board Members
Library Director
Nancy Wilson
Children's Librarian
Marita Bathe-Schine
Young Adult Librarian
Paulita Washburn
Circulation Desk
Lynn Goldsmith

Circulation Desk
Jo La Fontaine
Moira Garrity 453-7741
Jill Mackler 453-3353
Caroline Engvall 453-7817
Mary Yates 453-7177
Jim Stapleton 453-5060

Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers Mondays 10:30-11:00am
Thursdays 10:30-11:30am

Exploring storytelling, puppets, movement and lots of singing to promote early literacy skills in all areas.

Sessions are geared to multi-age groups.

Older siblings are always welcome too.

Lego Building with Victor Hinojosa  Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 pm

Build your very own design in an open workshop together with other Lego fans.

Snack provided. 

Now available from Overdrive -- e-books! And don't forget the great audiobooks available as well!
Please contact the library for your new Koha account number!

Family Passes

Billings Farm & Museum

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Echo Lake & Aquarium Center

One World Library Project : a growing collection of personally recommended books, films & other media to help enlighten our community about world cultures.
40 North Street
Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2366