The Burlington High School/BTC Library is a dynamic, student-centered space that promotes reading and cultivates inquiry, collaboration, content curation, inclusion, exploration and engagement. Our tri-level space includes interactive/collaboration zones, a quiet study nook, the Kelly Balcony study or conference space and an open access computer lab/classroom. Named after former librarian Dorothy Offensend, our Library supports the academic, intellectual, and cultural life of the BHS community by:
- Promoting information skills and critical thinking.
- Developing responsive, user-centered services and information resources.
- Maintaining comfortable spaces for focused study and collaboration.
- Providing friendly, professional staff and a welcoming atmosphere.
- Curating a collection of print, physical and digital tools for academic growth and to support personal interest and exploration.
BHS holdings consist of more than 18,000 print volumes; electronic resources including periodicals, e-books and e-reference sources and primary sources through JSTOR, ABC-CLIO, Teen Health and Wellness, and Vermont Online Library; and a growing collection of tools for building schema and communicating new knowledge (Glowforge laser cutter; Cricut Maker electronic cutter for x/y plotter cutting of vinyl +; green screen video; microphones; arduino microcontrollers + microbit and circuit playground boards; littleBits electronic building blocks; Printr bot 3d printing; and more). Library services are built on AASL’s Student Standards, anchored by six Shared Foundations—Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage—which highlight our core educational concepts.
Come check us out!
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 am – 3:05 pm
Homework Center (quiet, supported study) from 3:05 – 5:00 pm
Fridays: 7:30 am – 4:15 pm
*Open Library / Open Make Lab Fridays, thanks to BHS After School/ELO
Closed during school breaks
Phone: (802)-864-8411, ext 23204
Shannon Walters, Teacher Librarian
Ellen Wollensack, Library Assistant