How the library is here for you…

In an emergency closure, the library can provide the patrons of Fairfield with access to up-to-date, accurate, and reliable information as well as access to digital resources from home. Fairfield Free Public Library, through its own subscriptions, the NJ State Library, and the PALSPlus consortium, provides digital resources for free to the public:

Legal Information Reference Center – online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds.
MasterFILE Elite – a research database that provides full-text articles and reports from magazines, periodicals, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects.
Referencia Latina – this full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.
Regional Business News – provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.
Small Business Reference Center –  offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.
Rosetta Stone dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.

For teachers who need to supplement virtual instruction to students:

Teacher Reference Center –  A complimentary research database for teachers, provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

For students doing at-home instruction because of school closures, the library provides:

Encyclopedia Britannicaoffers three unique sites for children, young adults, and adults with age-appropriate levels for conducting research, completing homework assignments, and working on special projects at home. You will find research sources from three databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Primary Search –  a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy to read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
MiddleSearch Plus – a full-text database providing middle school reference books.

Supplemental digital resources:

Hoopla – ​provides access to audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV.
OverDrive – Borrow eBooks, audio books and videos.
Kanopy – on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries. Kanopy’s subdivision, Kanopy Kids, includes children’s programming.
RB Digital – a digital magazine service that offers access to hundreds of popular titles, such as The Economist, The New Yorker and Newsweek. Titles are available in English, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.