The Fairfield Public Library offers a wide variety of services specifically designed to meet the needs of our community at our Main Library and at our Fairfield Woods Branch, . A well-trained staff focused on customer service is ready to help you with your questions in person or by phone.
Your library card is free. When you apply for a card at the circulation desk, please bring identification which includes your name and Fairfield address. If you live in another town, you will need to show your hometown library card.
Fairfield Public Library uses the SIRSI system for computerized access to the catalog. To find what you want, look up the author, title or subject in the online public access catalog (OPAC). In addition to books and audiovisual media, you can find articles from magazines, business journals and newspapers or search Books in Print. You may ask a librarian at the reference desk for help. The online catalog can also be accessed from home on the Web. Click here to connect to the OPAC catalog.
ART SHOWS by outstanding regional artists are presented throughout the year in the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Main Library.
BOOK AND SANDWICH, an adult book discussion group, meets the second Wednesday of the month, September through June at 11:30 a.m.
BOOKS for adults and children are added to the libraries every week. The total collection is over 230,000 volumes. We welcome your suggestions of worthwhile books to be added.
CONNECTICARD, a state-funded program of library cooperation, permits you to use your up-to-date hometown borrower's card at public libraries throughout Connecticut.
COPY MACHINES are available to the public at a per page cost. Copiers are located at the Main Library and at the Fairfield Woods Branch.
HOMEBOUND DELIVERY SERVICE. Fairfield residents who are confined at home by a disability may arrange for delivery of library materials on a regular basis free of charge.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN. Fairfield residents with library cards may request that materials not owned by Fairfield Public Library be borrowed from other libraries. Click here to use our on-line request forms.
LARGE TYPE BOOKS include popular fiction and non-fiction, as well as Reader's Digest large-type publications.
LITERACY COLLECTION. Specially selected books for new adult readers emphasize reading and writing skills, reading for pleasure, math and science, citizenship and government, health, and job skills.
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. The library subscribes to more than 395 magazines and 25 newspapers. The latest issue of each magazine is displayed in the reading room to be used in the library. Most other magazines may be borrowed. Magazine and newspaper articles can be accessed through computerized databases. Click here for databases available on-line from home for Fairfield residents.
MEDIA. The library is expanding its collections of unabridged audiocassette books, compact discs, DVD's, videocassettes, and CD-ROM software for home use.
MEETING ROOMS are available at the Main Library.
EXPRESS BOOKS (RENTAL DUPLICATE COLLECTION). To meet the heavy demand for best sellers and other popular new books, the library leases extra copies. These may not be placed on hold; they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rental books are free for the first seven nights, with a daily fee for every additional day.
SUMMER READING LISTS. The library buys multiple copies in paperback of books on the summer reading lists of local public and private schools.
February 21, 2006