Ilsley Public Library serves Town of Middlebury residents, visitors, and residents of surrounding towns; people of all ages and all walks of life. Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of three professional librarians, nine staff members, and dedicated volunteers. Its collection consists of nearly 80,000 items with an annual circulation of over 160,000 and a total operating budget of over $500,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. The library works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.