Welcome to Fairfield Public Library!

Fairfield Free Public Library serves the beautiful community of Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey.

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Meet Libby!

Libby is an innovative mobile app from OverDrive designed to make borrowing and enjoying e-books and audiobooks from the library easier than ever.

Borrow a title with just a few taps.

Here's how:

Step 1 - Download the Libby, Overdrive app from your device's app store. (Apple Store or Google Play)

Step 2 - Open Libby and answer this question: "do you have a library card:?". Click yes, and search up your library.

Search for: Fairfield Public Library - PalsPlus, and enter your library card number.

Step 3 - Browse the library's collection and borrow a title!

Borrowed items will be on your "Shelf" > Loans.

Step 4 - Enjoy!

Borrow titles here!

Borrow eBooks, music, movies, audiobooks
Research, Study, Collaborate

Borrow instantly available ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, comics, and music with your Fairfield Library card.


Over 3,000 instantly available digital magazines - yes, no waiting time!


Free access to thousand of movies!


Access historical documents online


NJ's one stop library gateway to quality information


Learn languages with fun, engaging activities and practice courses


Live Tutors, Study, Collaborate



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Borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks directly from your browser through the LibbyApp or your device through Libby, Overdrive app


Access all your America's favorite newspapers here.



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Coming in February!

ABC's of Candy

Wednesday, February 10 @ 7pm

Presented by:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Register here:

Valentine's Greetings

Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm

Presented by:
Kevin Woyce

Register here:

Garden State: Living Off the Land in 19th Century NJ

Wednesday, February 24 @ 7pm

Presented by: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Register here:

Library Services

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Digital Library Card

Due to the current health crisis, Fairfield Library supports our residents by offering a Digital Library Card which they can request from home.

Apply for Digital Library Card here!

Library Card

Fairfield Residents:

Fairfield Residents: In order to apply for a free library card, residents are required to show proof that they live in town. Each card expires after three (3) years, but may be renewed with valid proof of address. Your library card can be used a the Fairfield Free Public Library, as well as any of the PALS Plus consortium libraries.

If you are in good standing, you can also receive an Open Borrowing sticker for your card, which allows you to borrow in participating Middlesex, Morris, Sussex, and Warren county libraries.

Additionally, as an Essex County library card holder, you can participate in ReBL (Reciprocal Essex Borrowing Libraries). This sticker, which is issued for the calendar year, entitles the cardholder to borrow materials from participating libraries. Get a ReBL sticker for your library card at our circulation desk. ReBL stickers must be renewed annually, and they are free of charge for Fairfield residents.

A fee of $2.00 will be charged for the replacement of a lost or damaged library card.

You can log in to your account here!

Out of Town patrons:

Business Card Courtesy Card Patrons: for those who work in Fairfield, NJ

North Caldwell and Essex Fells Residents
: can purchase a Fairfield Library card

Open Borrowing Sticker holders

ReBL Stickers

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Borrowing Information 

Circulation of Materials

Borrowing Policy All items in the library may be checked out for a period of three (3) weeks EXCEPT:

– loan period of one (1) week, with a maximum of 10 movies per check out and 2 new movies per check out

Museum Passes
– loan period of three (3) days

Reference Material
– may not be taken out of library; for in-library use only

Renew your items here!

Fines & Overdues

Fines and Overdues:

Books $0.10
Audiobooks/CDs $0.10
Magazines $0.10
DVDs $0.50

The maximum fine that can accrue is $10.00 per item.

Adults will be notified when a fine exceeds $3.00.
Children will be notified when a fine exceeds $1.00.

Renew your items here!

Lost or Damaged Materials:

Lost or Damaged Material If an item is damaged or lost, the full retail price will be charged to the borrower’s account, plus a $5.00 processing fee. The full retail price may be waived if the item in question is replaced for the library; however, the processing fee of $5.00 cannot be waived.

Call us to report your lost material!

Other Fees & Services:

Fax $1.00 for the first page, $0.50 for every page after
Computer Print: $0.10 per Black & White page/ $0.25 per Color page
Copy $0.10 per page copied
Scanning Free

Self Service Fax and Scanning Services coming soon!

Call us before heading out!

Other Services

Meeting Room

Meeting room may be reserved for non-profit education, civic, and cultural purposes. However, please note that the use of the meeting room for library purposes will have priority over all other uses.

Click here for more information!

Museum Passes

Visit the museum on us! 
Check out museum passes free with your library card!

Here's how!

Supporting our Schools!

Assignment Alert! Let us know when your class will be working on an assignment and we'll gather our resources for you! 

Library Visits!
We warmly welcome classes from any public or private school in the West Essex area, from Preschool to Grade 12.

Due to the current state and CDC health protocols, in-person class visits are not available at this time. However, we will be happy to visit your virtual classroom for a story time or a book talk! 

Request for a virtual classroom visit here!

Notary Services

Coming Soon!

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About us

Library Board of Trustees

The Fairfield Public Library Board of Trustees has nine members who are charged under New Jersey State law with overseeing the operation of the library. The composition of the board is 7 Fairfield residents who are appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor and the Board of Education are permanent members of the Board, they may appoint alternates to serve in their place.

2021 Board of Trustees:
Antonia La Forgia, President
Helen Metallo, Vice President
Michael Castiglione, Treasurer
Darlene Gesell, Secretary
Jason Kirk, Board Member
Christopher Parillo, Board Member
Geremia Helou, Board Member
Lisa MacIntosh, Board of Education Representative
James Gasparini, Mayor

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2021 Board Meeting Dates:

Monthly meetings will be held at 7:00 pm in the Library’s Multi-Purpose room. Due to the current indoor meeting restrictions under EO 121 and state health guidelines, meetings are held via Zoom.

2021 Meeting Dates:
January 6
January 27
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 17
June 16
July 21
August (no meeting)
September 15
October 20
November (no meeting)
December 1
January 5, 2022

Attend our meetings!

Library Staff:

Maria Manigbas, MLS: Library Director
Jaimie O'Donnell: Librarian
Frank Arcuri: Senior Library Assistant
Malti Patel: Senior Library Assistant
Desiree Jannicelli: Bookkeeper

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Library Hours

Come visit us - we are open!

Everyone's health and safety remain the Library's top priority. Kindly follow all state and CDC guidelines, and library procedures, before and during your library visit. We highly encourage the use of our Curbside Service at this time.

  • Monday
    10:00am - 05:00pm
  • Tuesday
    12:00pm - 07:30pm
  • Wednesday - Friday
    10:00am - 05:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday


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