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.
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 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Access historical documents online
HERITAGE QUEST ONLINE
NJ's one stop library gateway to quality information
Learn languages with fun, engaging activities and practice courses
Live Tutors, Study, Collaborate
Access all your America's favorite newspapers here.
Coming in February!
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.
Circulation of Materials
All items in the library may be checked out for a period of three (3) weeks EXCEPT:
DVDs – 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
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.
Supporting our Schools!
Let us know when your class will be working on an assignment and we'll gather our resources for you!
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!
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
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:
August (no meeting)
November (no meeting)
January 5, 2022
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.
Monday10:00am - 05:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm - 07:30pm
Wednesday - Friday10:00am - 05:00pm
Saturday - SundayClosed
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