Extended Hours begin April 30

Alarm Clock sitting on top of open book

Extended hours before final exams begin on Monday, April 30!

Monday April 30 – Thursday May 3 8 am to 1 am
Friday May 4 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday May 5 12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday May 6 3 pm to 1 am

See for all of our hours.

14 Days to Have Your Say is back!

Partnering with SGA, our Spring 2018 14 Days to Have Your Say will focus on library space.  Please provide us with your feedback from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 22 using the online survey at or via comment cards available in the library.

14 Days to Have Your Say; Mon. April 9th - Sun. April 22nd; Share your comments and suggestions about the Calvin Coolidge Library's space.



Spring Break Hours

We will have shorter hours over Spring Break:

Friday March 30 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday March 31 – Sunday April 1 Closed
Monday April 2 – Friday April 6 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday April 7 Closed

Regular semester hours resume on Sunday April 8.

VSC Reads: Brown Girl Dreaming

The VSC Libraries invite the VSC community to join together to read Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming in honor of Black History month.  Brown Girl Dreaming was the 2014 National Book Award winner for Young People’s Literature and was selected as the Vermont Reads book for 2017. Each VSC library will be hosting an event during February for students, staff and faculty to talk about the book – the Calvin Coolidge Library will be holding a reading and book discussion on Wednesday, February 28th from 5pm to 6pm in the Library Lounge.

Brown Girl Dreaming book cover

Brown Girl Dreaming tells the story of my childhood, in verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, I always felt halfway home in each place. In these poems, I share what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and my growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. It also reflects the joy of finding my voice through writing stories, despite the fact that I struggled with reading as a child. My love of stories inspired and stayed with me, creating the first sparks of the writer I was to become.”  Jacqueline Woodson


Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Calvin Coolidge Library – please ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break hours and closures begin on Saturday, December 23rd!

Saturday December 23 – Monday January 1 Closed
Tuesday January 2 – Friday January 5 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday January 6 – Sunday January 7 Closed
Monday January 8 – Friday January 12 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday January 13 – Monday January 15 Closed
Regular semester hours resume on Tuesday January 16

See for all of our hours.

Extended Hours Begin 12/10

Alarm Clock sitting on top of open book

Extended hours for final exams begin on Sunday, December 10th!

Sunday December 10 3 pm to 1 am
Monday December 11 – Thursday December 14 8 am to 1 am
Friday December 15 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday December 16 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday December 17 3 pm to 1 am
Monday December 18 – Wednesday December 20 8 am to 1 am
Thursday December 21 8 am to 11:30 pm
Friday December 22 8 am to 4:30 pm

See for all of our hours.

Thanksgiving Week Hours

The library’s hours for Thanksgiving Week are:

  • Monday, November 20: 8 am to 11:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 21: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, November 22: 8 am to noon
  • Thursday, November 23 – Saturday, November 25: Closed
  • Sunday, November 26: 3 pm to 11:30 pm

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Early Closing on Friday, October 13

The Calvin Coolidge Library will be closing early on Friday, October 13, 2017 for a staff training – we will be open from 8am to 2pm.

Our hours for the semester are available at

Shifting to an Integrative Model for Information Literacy

At Castleton’s Faculty Assembly on October 10, 2017, we introduced our new approach to supporting information literacy: an Integrative Model for library and information literacy instruction!  Learn more about our pilot programs at and view the slides from our presentation at

As it has become easier to find information, it’s also become harder to make sense of it and use it in meaningful ways.

As it has become easier to find information, it’s also become harder to make sense of it and use it in meaningful ways.

Banned Books Week 2017: Sept. 24-31

Celebrate your freedom to read. Resist censorship and learn more about threats to this freedom in the form of banned or challenged books.

Top 10 most challenged books of 2016 infographic

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association