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

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2021

Digital Resources

eBooks, Movies, Music, Audiobooks, and More!

Borrow instantly available ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, comics and music.

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Free access to thousand of movies!

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

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Access historical documents online

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Resources for children, teens, adults

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The Star Ledger

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Calendar of Events

ADULT PROGRAMS

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Children's & Teens Programs 

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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.

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Fairfield Library Card

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.

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Guests:

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

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

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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.

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Lost or Damaged Materials:

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.

Contact us to report your lost materials!

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!

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Inter Library Loan

If a certain item is not in our library, or within the PALS Plus catalog:, we provide an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service through JerseyCat. With this service, we request the book from a library outside of our consortium. It is up to the owning library to determine if they will lend the item to our library. The owning library will also determine the amount of time allotted, and renewals allowed, for check out. Please call us at 973-227-3575 or contact us on the button below to place an Inter-Library Loan. NOTE: Owning library reserves the right to deny renewal.

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Other Services...

Meeting Room

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.

**Meeting Room is currently being used to quarantine library materials, and is unavailable for public use.

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Museum Passes

Visit the museum on us!

Check out museum passes FREE with your library card!

We currently have passes to the following museums: 

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space
Museum Montclair Art Museum 

**Museum openings and schedules may vary due to COVID-19. Please call the museums directly.

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Supporting our schools!

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!

Virtual Library Visits! We warmly welcome virtual visit requests 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!

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Notary Services

Coming Soon!

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About us

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

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

Fairfield Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Library Board Meeting
Time:Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the Third Wednesday:
Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM
May 19, 2021 07:00 PM       
Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM
Jul 21, 2021 07:00 PM
Sep 15, 2021 07:00 PM
Oct 20, 2021 07:00 PM

 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84478683335

Meeting ID: 844 7868 3335

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"The notice requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act have been satisfied with respect to this meeting of the Fairfield Library Board of Trustees which is being held via Zoom video conferencing due to restrictions on indoor public gatherings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the time and date were included in the public meeting notice to the The Star Leger and The Progress on (date). This information, along with the public internet link and telephone call-in information was posted in the Library Building, and posted in the Library's website at: ffpl.org at least 48 hours preceding the start time of this meeting. The agenda and public handouts for this meeting can be viewed online at ffpl.org. A public comment period will be held in the order it is listed on the meeting agenda and instructions on how to comment will be provided at the appropriate time."

Library Staff

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

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Library Hours

Please be sure to follow all state and CDC health and safety guidelines and library procedures before and during your visit.

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

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