The Fairfax Community Library is located at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, Vermont. Our physical and mailing address is 75 Hunt St. All Fairfax residents may sign up for a free library card. Non-residents are welcome to use the library and may get a card for a $20/yr. fee. Or, if your home town library is a member of the Homecard System, and your account is in good standing, we will honor your current home library card here.
The library will be closed for annual cleaning and floor waxing from June 15-21, 2016. Please return or renew all books by June 13th if possible, and plan ahead for your reading, listening and viewing pleasures! We re-open on Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Summer hours begin June 22 and are as follows:
M W F 10:00-5:30
T TH 9:00 - 8:00
Summer Reading Registration is OPEN! please go to the Children's page for more information.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.
The 2016 season is May 5th - August 17th 2016.
SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles - two paired audiobook downloads a week! http://www.audiobooksync.com/
Do you ever access our website, www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org, on your phone? We are happy to announce that a new mobile version of our site is now live! It's much easier to navigate on a small screen. Your mobile device will be automatically directed to it when you go to the site.
NEW! Digital Magazines available!
The Fairfax Community Library is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.
Through www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org, patrons of the Fairfax Community Library now have unlimited multi-user access to 59 complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices, including computers, tablets, and smart phones.
Using your library barcode number, you can create an account, log in and download, or read in your browser. No wait lists, no hold times, no returns, no limits! Plus, once you download an issue, you can keep it as long as you like.
Please see a staff member at the Library for more information on how to access this service, or click on the banner above to set up your account and start reading! There is a robust help section on Zinio after you log in. For in-person help please visit the library and ask the public library staff. We'd be glad to help!
Consumer Reports changed our log in info so if you have used it in the past and want to again, or if you have one of our guides to digital content, you will need to call or stop in for the new log in info. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Did you know? Kindles available!
We have a non-touch screen Kindle that we loan out to patrons for 2 weeks. It is loaded with classic titles. We have a touch screen Kindle that you can borrow to use with downloadable ebooks or audio books from Listen Up Vermont, and it also has about 50 titles on it. We will take requests for purchasing titles for the Kindle. Let us know if there is something you can't find and would like to read on the Kindle. Stop by the front desk for more information.
Free family passes to parks and museums across Vermont are available at the library!
Passes may be reserved up to a week in advance by phone or in the library, and must be returned on the same day as they are taken out. These are open year-round:
Echo Leahy Center: Admits up to 4 people, $4 each. (www.echovermont.org)
Vermont State Parks: Free entry into state park day areas for up to 8 people in one vehicle (10 am to sunset) (www.vtstateparks.com)
Vermont Historic Sites: Free entry for one family or groups of up to 8 people (www.HistoricVermont.org/sites)
Vermont’s History Museum: Free family admission (www.vermonthistory.org)
Shelburne Museum: Free family admission.
Birds of Vermont Museum: Free admission for one immediate family. (http://www.birdsofvermont.org)
Elder Education Enrichment: Free pass to attend one lecture per person per semester. (www.EEEVermont.org)
Passes may be reserved up to a week in advance by phone or in the library, and must be returned on the same day as they are taken out.
With your YELLOW LIBRARY CARD you can:
- Have access to your library account. See instructions for setting up account access here.
- See what you have out & when things are due.
- Renew your materials.
- Put items on hold. See instructions for placing holds within your account.
WE ARE PART OF THE HOMECARD SYSTEM!
- You can use your Fairfax card to borrow books at 20 public libraries in Chittenden, Lamoille and Grand Isle Counties!
With a library card issued from your home community, area residents can check-out materials from 20 libraries in Chittenden, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Known as HomeCard, this cooperative system provides users with expanded library hours and a large collection of books, magazines, videos, music, and recorded books available for check-out.Libraries participating in the HomeCard system include:
- Varnum Memorial Library (Cambridge/Jeffersonville)
- Charlotte Public Library
- Burnham Memorial Library (Colchester)
- Essex Free Library (Essex Town) listed under departments
- Carpenter Carse Library (Hinesburg)
- Grand Isle Free Library
- Georgia Public Library
- Huntington Public Library
- Jericho Town Library
- Milton Public Library
- New Haven Community Library
- Richmond Free Library
- Pierson Library (Shelburne)
- South Burlington Community Library
- South Hero Community Library
- Deborah Rawson Memorial Library (Underhill/Jericho)
- Westford Public Library
- Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston)
- Winooski Memorial Library
- Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol
HOW COOL IS THAT?
To get more info and your new card, stop by the library!