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Movie Performance License for Public Libraries

Movie ReelThe Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) has purchased a motion picture public performance license with Swank Movie Licensing USA for use in Vermont public libraries. The license permits free public performances of movies in public library buildings and select showings outside the building on library property. This program is free to all public libraries in Vermont. Public libraries are automatically included in this licenses and must no longer sign up for the contract year 2023-24.

Along with the comprehensive license, your library has free access to customizable movie posters, bookmarks, movie tickets, activity sheets and more to help advertise your movie programs! These promotional tools can be found in the Customer Hub section of their website. Your customer ID# is 214701-1. We are no longer mailing certificates since you won't need to display them. Please contact Lilly Talbert at if you need your copy.

We need your help keeping the program going. Please submit your movie programming statistics to help us demonstrate that this is a worthwhile investment.  In this short survey (, we will ask about usage for the last two fiscal years since we didn't do a survey last year. If you didn't request a license in fiscal year 2022, you'll only respond to the second year. 

    Movie License Information

    • Terms of Agreement
    • Movie License FAQ's (including advertising guidelines)
    • Outdoor Performances
      • Visit the link above to request approval for an outdoor showing on library property. Vermont public libraries with a 2023-2024 movie performance license from Swank/VTLIB can show films outside on library property, with submission/approval from Swank. Terms and conditions of doing so are on the page; please read carefully.