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 here.


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~

Please take a few minutes for our survey about Library services. Thank you.

Become a Lawrence Memorial Library member and enjoy all we have to offer!

Library membership here is free, whether you live in Bristol, VT or Bristol, England.

For members, we offer a great selections of books, DVDs, audio books, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, family passes, access to several online databases, and the ability to borrow books from other libraries.

New this year - if you are a Bristol, VT resident you can also get a Home Card. With this, you can go to any participating Home Card library to check items out.

Just remember - you need to have your card with you, you need to follow the lending rules of the library you borrow from, and you need to return the items to that library.

The following libraries are current Home Card members.

Brownell Library-Essex Jct
Burnham Library-Colchester
Carpenter Carse Library-Hinesburg
Charlotte Library- Charlotte
Deborah Rawson Library-Jericho/Underhill
Dorothy Alling Library-Williston
Essex Free Library-Essex Town
Fairfax Library-Fairfax
Georgia Library-Georgia
Grand Isle Library-Grand Isle
Huntington Library-Huntington
Jericho Town Library-Jericho
Milton Town Library-Milton
Pierson Library-Shelburne
Richmond Library- Richmond
South Burlington Library-South Burlington
South Hero Library-South Hero
Varnum Library- Cambridge/Jeffersonville
Westford Library-Westford
Winooski Library-Winooski

Stop in and get your Home Card today.

Family Passes

Billings Farm and Museum

Birds of Vermont

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Echo Lake and Aquarium Center

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Museum

Vermont History Museum

Vermont State Historic Sites

Vermont State Parks

Wonderfeet Kids Museum


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

We are not accepting book donations until further notice. Thank you!

Don't forget about Trivia Tuesday every week at Snaps! From 7-8:30pm and open to all ages.

What's happening in the Children's Room?

Story Times have begun!

Mondays from 10:30 to 11 AM

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

with stories, music, movement, puppets, crafts Multi-age groups -- older siblings welcome!


Lego Club: Starting on January 13th with Andy Knight

Where? In Community Room!

When? Every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:30

Come join in, enjoy an afterschool snack and build all you want! Record in stop motion animation!

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.
Your library password is the last 4 digits of the phone number that we have on file. If you are not sure what they are, please contact the library.

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