Northern Vermont University Libraries

Northern Vermont University Libraries consists of Samuel Read Hall Library (NVU-Lyndon) and Willey Library (NVU-Johnson). The Northern Vermont University Libraries serve not only the constituents of Northern Vermont University (faculty, staff, students), but local area residents as well. Willey Library, located in the Library and Learning Center building, opened for use in August of 1996, replacing the smaller John Dewey Library, which had served Johnson State College since 1965. On September 12, 2011, the library was officially dedicated in recognition of the gift of Richard and Rosalind Willey. Named in honor of the early New England educational pioneer, Samuel Read Hall, the Samuel Read Hall Library, located in the Library Academic Center, serves the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon campus. Northern Vermont University Libraries’ automated circulation system requires the mandatory use of ID cards for all borrowing transactions. 


Mission and Purpose

Samuel Read Hall Library Mission
The Samuel Read Hall Library supports the academic, intellectual and cultural life of the Lyndon State College community, as well as the information needs of the Northeast Kingdom. The Library provides an environment conducive to academic endeavor and intellectual development, in which the rights of all users are respected.

Willey Library Mission
Information literacy is a powerful foundation for every person’s education. We believe that libraries and librarians play a pivotal role in teaching individuals how to transform information into knowledge for academic success, civic engagement and personal enrichment.


Strategic Plan

Use the following link to view the Northern Vermont University Libraries 2019-2024 Strategic Plan


Reports and Surveys

New England Association of Schools and Colleges Reports



Library Annual Reports (Samuel Read Hall Library)

Library Annual Report FY 2012
Library Annual Report FY 2013
Library Annual Report FY 2014
Library Annual Report FY 2017


VSC Reading and Technology Survey 2013 Report

VSC Reading and Technology