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

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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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Resources for children, teens, adults

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Resources for PreK to High School

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Access all your America's favorite newspapers.

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The Star Ledger

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HeritageQuest Online

Discover your family history today.

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Gale Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Funded by the New Jersey State Library and is available for free to all residents of New Jersey.
*Includes High School and College Planning, Career Assistance, English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship.

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Adult Programs

*Programs require registration. Please call us to register at 973-227-3575 or email at [email protected]

Children's & Teens Programs

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

Eligible items will be automatically renewed on the day they are due. Their due date will be extended for another loan period.

Check your account online, or if you are currently signed up for email notifications, we'll email you a summary of what we were able to renew and what could not be renewed. Please note that not all items are eligible for this service.

We can't auto-renew:

**Items that have been requested by other patrons.
**Items that have already reached their renewal limit.

Your library card must also be current, and in good standing. (New! Pay your library fines by credit card from home!)

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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:

Self Service Fax $0.50 for every page

Computer Print: $0.10 per Black & White page/ $0.25 per Color page

Copy $0.10 per page copied

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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.

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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!

Library Visits!

We warmly welcome virtual visit requests from any public or private school in the West Essex area, from Preschool to Grade 12. Email us to schedule your visit!

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Notary Services

Not available at this time.

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About us

The Fairfield Public Library Board of Trustees are charged under New Jersey State law with overseeing the operation of the library. The Board consists of 5 Fairfield residents who are appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor and the Board of Education are permanent members of the Board, and they may appoint alternates to serve in their place.

2022 Board of Trustees:

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

Monthly meetings will be held at 7:00 pm in the Library’s Multi-Purpose room. 

2022 Meeting Dates:
January 4
January 26
February 16
March 16
April 20 (*rescheduled to April 27)
June 1
June 15 (*rescheduled to June 22)
July 20
August (no meeting)
September 21
October 19
November (no meeting)
December 7
January 4, 2023


2022 Library Board of Trustees

Library Staff

Maria Manigbas, MLS: Library Director
Jaime O'Donnell, MLIS: Librarian
Frank Arcuri: Senior Library Assistant
Malti Patel: Senior Library Assistant
Christina Hammer: Library Assistant
Andrew Halpin: Library Assistant
Lisa Giuffre: Library Assistant
Desiree Jannicelli: Bookkeeper

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
    10:00am - 08:30pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00am - 05:00pm
  • Thursday
    10:00am - 08:30pm
  • Friday
    10:00am - 05:00pm
  • Saturday
    10:00am - 04:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed

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