Fairfield Free Public Library serves the beautiful community of Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2021
eBooks, Movies, Music, Audiobooks, and More!
Calendar of Events
Children's & Teens Programs
Fairfield Library Card
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
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.
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.
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.
Supporting our schools!
Supporting our Schools!
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!
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.
2021 Meeting Dates:
August (no meeting)
November (no meeting)
January 5, 2022
Please be sure to follow all state and CDC health and safety guidelines and library procedures before and during your visit.
- Monday10:00am - 05:00pm
- Tuesday12:00am - 07:30pm
- Wednesday - Friday10:00am - 05:00pm
- Saturday - SundayClosed
Check out what's new on our facebook feed!