Borrow Vermont State Parks and Vermont Historic Sites passes — free!

This summer you can borrow a free pass to Vermont State Parks or Vermont Historic Sites! Just ask at the Rice-Aron Library.

Each pass admits one vehicle holding up to eight people FREE to any Vermont State Park or Vermont Historic Site for one day.


•    Passes may be checked out by current Marlboro College faculty, staff, and students, as well as residents of the Town of Marlboro and eligible alumni who have registered for borrowing privileges at the Rice-Aron Library.

•    Four (4) day check out. Passes are due back to the library by closing time 4 days from the date you borrow them (or, if they would be due back while the library is closed for the weekend, they must be returned by Monday morning).

•    The library’s summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. If you are returning a pass outside of those hours, please leave it in the book return bin located outside the entrance to the Aron (new) wing of the library, near the librarians’ offices.

•    No renewals are permitted.

•    Passes are available strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to check the catalog (link) or call (802-258-9221) to see if a pass is available, but we cannot hold it for you.

•    Fee for lost pass: $80.00 plus billing and processing fees.

Thanks to the Vermont Department of LibrariesVermont State Parks, and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation for making this program possible.

For more information about Vermont State Parks:
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-0601
(Got a smartphone? Check out the Vermont State Parks app for iOS or Android)

For more information about Vermont Historic Sites:
1 National Life Dr
Montpelier, Vt 05620

For questions about using the pass, contact the Rice-Aron Library:

End of semester Spring 2013: library deadlines & things to know

The end draws near…please note the following dates, which are important for all library users (and especially important for graduating seniors).

Wednesday, May 15: Due date for all library items.

  • Graduating seniors: please return all library items by May 15 so that we can clear your library accounts before Commencement.
  • Everyone: All Interlibrary Loans must be returned by May 15.
  • Everyone: Please return all library DVDs before leaving for summer.
  • If you are returning in the fall, you can borrow/renew Marlboro College library books over the summer. See our full circulation policies.
  • Please, please, please do not leave library items in storage over the summer.
    • Not using them over the summer? Return them before you leave.
    • Using them over the summer, and coming back in the fall? Renew them and bring them with you!

Thursday, May 16: Graduating seniors: Official print & electronic Plan copies (and optional personal copies) are due to the Registrar by noon.

  • Questions? See Print and digital Plan submission guidelines or ask the registrar or library.
  • Town Meeting provides funding for each senior to receive one bound copy of their Plan. Additional copies can be purchased for $20 each (payable when you drop off Plan copies). You must provide the extra printed out copies to be bound. Bring them to the Registrar when you drop off your official Plan copy, and provide the friendly person there with a mailing address to which your Plan can be sent in late summer/early fall. (More on personal Plan copies)
  • And, hey: congratulations!

Friday, May 17, 9:00 am: The big clean-up. Please remove all personal items from the library by Thursday night. On Friday morning:

  • All library books left around the building will be picked up, checked in, and reshelved.
  • Personal items will be moved to the lost and found (Recycling Room, middle floor); anything left there on June 1 will be donated/discarded.

Sunday, May 19 (Commencement): Building closes at 5:30 pm.

  • A return bin will be placed outside the entrance near the Service Desk when we close; please leave items there if the library building is not open.

Summer hours begin on Monday, May 20.

Have a wonderful summer! Congratulations, graduates!

Emily Alling
Library Director

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf award celebration: May 6, 2:00 pm

banner_web_120x240This winter, the library received a grant of several books and DVDs as part of the NEH’s Muslim Journeys Bookshelf program. Come celebrate as we introduce these books and DVDs to the community. Hear faculty and students talk about their work in Islamic Studies, and enjoy some tea and Near Eastern goodies. Meet at the Library Research Bar/Service Desk. The celebration will take place on Monday, May 6 from 2-3 pm.

Watch for more programming in conjunction with this collection in the coming academic year!

(Preview a list of the books and DVDs in our catalog; they’ll be available for checkout after the ceremony on Monday.)