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 $15/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.
Winter advisory: Please call ahead during inclement weather or if the roads are bad to check if we are open. Our phone number is (802) 849-2420.
Fairfax Community Library
Holiday Season Hours
Christmas & New Years
Mon. December 23 9:00 – 5:30
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Day Closed
Dec. 25, Christmas Day Closed
Thur. December 26 Closed
Fri. December 27 9:00 – 3:15
Sat. December 28 9:00 – 1:00
Mon. December 30 9:00 – 5:30
Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Day Closed
Jan 1, New Year’s Day Closed
January 2 resume regular hours
NEW! Our scanner is now available for the public to use. If you have a document you need to scan and then email, you can use our scanner and computers. Ideally, call ahead and make sure a librarian will be available to help you learn how to use the scanner.
The public now has a new entrance to the library during school hours. Enter the main high school lobby and you will find our door on your right. After school
(2:45) and on Saturdays, both doors will be open (old and new).
The book drop box has been moved to a spot just in front of the main high school doors.
Additionally, the public will not be able to enter the school through the library. If you need access to the school, please use the main school entrances.
Help us by not asking to be buzzed in from the library. Thank you.
This change is part of an effort by the school board to increase safety for students. If you have any questions about this transition, please contact either school principal.
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 2 adults and 3 youths with a co-pay of $4.00 each (www.echovermont.org)
- Vermont’s History Museum: Free family admission (www.vermonthistory.org)
- Shelburne Museum: Free entry for two adults and accompanying children under 18 (www.shelburnemuseum.org)
With your YELLOW LIBRARY CARD you can:
- Have access to your library account.
- See what you have out & when things are due.
- Renew your materials.
- Put items on hold.
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
- 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
HOW COOL IS THAT?
To get more info and your new card, stop by the library!
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DATA SOURCE: IMLS
- ALA - Library Operating Expenditures
- Pew Internet - Libraries, patrons & ebooks
- Library Journal - Annual Library Budgets Survey
- UC San Diego - Library Resources
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- NationalService.gov - Benefits of Volunteering
- American Library Magazine - Advocacy
- School Library Journal
- Northwestern University Libraries information
- Library of Congress - Fascinating Facts
- Stanford University - Library Facts
- ALA Library Fact Sheet
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - Data
- Library Advocacy - ILA
- MIT Library Data
- ALA - Funding Technology Access Study
- ALA - State of American Libraries Report - 2012
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- ALA Quotable Facts - American Libraries
Thank you StateStats.org for providing this infographic as well as other free online educational tools.