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Law and Legal Decisions Involving Vermont Libraries

Vermont Library Law

  • Vermont Statutes Title 22: Libraries and History
  • Open Meeting Law
    • [Open Meeting Law update, January 25, 2023] 

      The Governor signed Act 1 (H.42) into law on January 25, 2023, once again temporarily amending Vermont’s open meeting law in response to COVID-19.

      Under Act 1, public bodies are authorized until July 1, 2024 to hold fully remote public meetings. Public bodies holding fully remote meetings must use technology that permits attendance of the public, must allow access by telephone, and must post and include in each meeting agenda info that enables direct access and participation.

      For more details, please visit the Municipal Assistance COVID-19 Response page.

      Every municipality should be in touch with its own municipal counsel for legal advice about how to handle specific situations. 

Vermont Public Library Standards

Standards for Public Libraries

Vermont Legal Decisions Involving Libraries

  • Hartford Board of Library Trustees v. Town of Hartford, November 2002
  • Hartford Board of Library Trustees v. Town of Hartford, April 2002