Collection

Books
Our collection includes: adult fiction, nonfiction, reference, large print, and a parenting collection. Also available are picture books, easy readers, media kits, juvenile fiction, and nonfiction. Search our catalog from the "Things to do" menu item on the left.

Materials for people with visual disabilities may be requested from the Special Services Unit of the Vermont Department of Libraries.adultroom

Newspapers
The Williston Observer in print format July 2003-present. Williston Whistle (January 1994-December 2002 on microfilm, 1985-June 2003 in original format and microfilm). The Burlington Free Press (most recent three months, plus an online edition with index and 1990-2000 on microfilm). The Champlain Business Journal (1996-present). The Wall Street Journal (most recent three months). And weekday editions of The Boston Globe (most recent three months).

Magazines
We have more than 100 subscriptions of magazines that circulate. Back issues are kept for 2-3 years for some of the titles. Vermont Online (VOL) provides access to many journal/magazine articles electronically. A journal title search will show full-text availability. We also subscribe to Morningstar for investment research.


Audiobooks on cassette, CD, MP3, Playaway and downloadable
We have an extensive collection of audiobook titles, some are abridged although we try to provide the unabridged version whenever possible. We offer adult and juvenile fiction,nonfiction, parenting and language lessons for your use. We are also a member of Listen Up! Vermont and OneClick which provide downloadable audiobooks and e-books (e-books on Listen Up! VT).

DVD's
We have a growing collection of over 2,300 adult and juvenile DVD's, including some PBS series, Vermont history and classic movies on DVD's.  Our DVD purchasing policy may be found here.

Music CD's
A variety of nearly 500 music CD's are available for check out in the Adult Reading Room and in the Living Room area near the children's section.

Vermont and Williston Books
The Vermont Historical Room is the home of the Williston Historical Society and houses more than 1,100 books as well as displays of historical interest. Much of this material must be used in this room. The town history of Williston by Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra, published by the Williston Historical Society and entitled Thomas Chittenden's Town: A Story of Williston Vermont is available for sale at the circulation desk.

The History of Williston Central School, 1950-2000 and North Williston: Down Depot Hill by Richard Allen are also available for sale.