Library Cards

For Fairfield residents

Library Cards are available free to all Fairfield residents.

With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, museum passes, access our databases, download books & music from our website, use the Internet and more.

The maximum fine threshold is $25. When the fines on your library card reach or exceed $25 you will be unable to borrow material. To continue to have access to our resources, your fine balance must be paid down so as not to exceed $24.95. Library cards expire every three years, at which time fines must be paid in full, and lost items returned or paid for, before your library card can be renewed. You can pay your fines with a credit card online, or with cash or check in person at the circulation desk.

A Fairfield Library Card is honored at Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and all public libraries in Connecticut. Fairfield Residents may apply for a library card using form at the bottom of this page.

Fairfield Residents may apply for a library card online below, or apply in person. You must bring in proper ID as indicated below. You may also print and fill out this PDF form in advance to bring in along with your ID.

To renew your library card or to apply in person, you must stop at the circulation desk with proper ID as follows:

  • Fairfield Adult Residents: May use either
    1. a current CT driver’s license
      or
    2. a government issued picture ID with birth date AND one of the following as proof of current Fairfield street address: car registration; car insurance card; real estate tax bill, or any other business mail with your address.
  • Fairfield Residents Under 18 years Old: May use student ID along with mail addressed to them or “to the parents of” with their Fairfield address. Children accompanied by parents may use parent’s ID as proof of address.

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  • Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University Students
    For Out-of-State Students:
    Must show student ID plus:

      1. a current driver’s license
        or
      2. a government issued picture ID with birth date AND one of the following as proof of current street address: car registration; car insurance card; or any other business mail with your home address.

    For In-State Students: please bring your current hometown library card plus:

      1. a current driver’s license
        or
      2. a government issued picture ID with birth date AND one of the following as proof of current street address: car registration; car insurance card; or any other business mail with your home address.

For Non-Fairfield Residents

Non-Fairfield Residents are not eligible to receive a Fairfield Public Library card, but they may borrow most items using their current hometown library card (digital items and museum passes excluded). Non-residents must be registered. To do so, please bring in: current hometown library card plus 1: a current CT driver’s license or 2: a government issued picture ID with birth date AND one of the following as proof of current street address: car registration; car insurance card; real estate tax bill, or any other business mail with your address.

For questions or comments, please call the Circulation Desk at 203.256.3155 or email Susan Balla, Circulation Coordinator at sballa@fplct.org.

 


For Fairfield residents only

Library Cards are available free to all Fairfield residents.