COVID-19 Open Libraries' Services

Order and Collect

Order and Collect is back from Tuesday 5 October and is available to members who live within the Fairfield Local Government Area or who live within 5km of the library.  

Here’s how it works:

You can borrow books, DVD's, Magazines and Kobo Readers either online or by calling us with your preference. We will notify you when your order is available for pick up.

You can reserve up to 10 items through our catalogue or the Library app.

Request to Order and Collect:

Online: You'll need to have your library card number and PIN (number) to reserve your items on the catalogue.

By phone: You can reserve any library items with just your library card number when phoning 9725 0333, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.

Pick your items up from the library in a contactless way:

  • Once we have received your request, we will get in contact with you and let you know when to pick up your items
  • All items will be checked out to your card beforehand
  • Items will be placed on a table at the entrance to the library for collection
  • Please bring your library card with you
  • Please wear a mask when collecting items and adhere to the current Public Health Orders

Order and Collect is available at Bonnyrigg, Fairfield, Wetherill Park and Whitlam Library Cabramatta. 

Monday  10am-12pm  3-5pm
Tuesday 10am-12pm 3-5pm
Wednesday 10am-12pm 3-5pm
Thursday  10am-12pm 3-7pm
Friday 10am-12pm 3-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm (Fairfield and Whitlam Library Cabramatta only)


Smithfield Community Library remains closed

Please read the full terms and conditions of entry during here(PDF, 178KB).

How do I return my items?

You can return your items during Order and Collect hours at available branches, or via the return chute at Bonnyrigg and Wetherill Park Libraries. The return chute is also available after-hours at both branches.

Home Library Service

In addition to Order and Collect, our Home Library Service will continue to operate during the closure period for existing customers and residents who are unable to access our Order and Collect service due to age, illness or incapacity, either temporarily or permanently. If you are self-isolating we're also able to provide this service to you. To enquire further about Home Library service, contact one of our librarians at 9725 0333, libraryenquiries@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or speak to them on LiveChat.

Access Your Library @ Home

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Click here to download our Digital Library pamphlet(PDF, 5MB)
 

Fairfield City Open Libraries has many free online resources available to its members 24/7. From eBooks to movie streaming, we are here to keep you entertained in the safety and comfort of your own home.

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Audiobooks on BorrowBox. Learn how to use BorrowBox on our YouTube Channel.
Children's resources on BusyThingsiVoxBooksKanopyKidsLOTE Online for KidsStoryBox Library
E-books on Cloud Library. Learn how to use Cloud Library on our YouTube Channel.
E-magazines on Libby
E-newspapers on Pressreader. Learn how to use PressReader on our Youtube Channel.
Language Learning on Mango Languages
Movie streaming on Kanopy. Learn how to use Kanopy on our Youtube Channel.
Online courses on LinkedIn Learning. Learn how to use LinkedIn Learning on our Youtube Channel.

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Become a member today and receive immediate access to our digital library.

access activities tutorials and webinars on our Fairfield City Open Libraries Youtube Channel

Online programs and webinars

Postponement of library events

Due to the current NSW Public Health Order, all programs and workshops scheduled until the end of September have been postponed until further notice. 

We're still delivering programs and webinars online!

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Check out our What's ON(line) booklet for September-November 2021 for all our upcoming programs!

COVID-19 in Community Languages

Check out our Access Your Library @ Home videos in Arabic and Vietnamese.

The SBS Coronavirus Portal offers the latest updates on COVID-19 in over 60 languages.

NSW Health has released fact sheets and information available in other languages including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Stay Busy @ Home - Free Activities and Resources

Join us on YouTube

Subscribe to the Fairfield City Open Libraries YouTube Channel to stay posted with all our latest videos. We have been sharing new activities and tutorials throughout this lockdown period for you enjoy at home! For artists' talks and more craft tutorials, head over to the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery YouTube Channel.

Sing along time

Sing popular rhymes and join us for fun activities in our Sing Along Time on Monday and Wednesdays, 10am. Catch up on past Sing Along Time sessions on our Facebook and Youtube Channel.

Craft @ Home

Looking for simple craft activities to keep you busy during this lockdown? Brighten your afternoon with our Craft @ Home series where you can follow along and recreate simple art projects. We share a new activity on our Facebook and Youtube channel every week on Thursday, 3:30pm!

Download the template for the Paper Chain Snake tutorial here(PDF, 185KB)

Free Online Resources for Kids

Britannica Library Online

Browse through a large catalogue of topics ranging from animals to geography using Britannica Library Online. Simply login with your library account to start learning. Register for a library card online here.

Gale Interactive: Science

Download The Research Lab activity sheet(PDF, 646KB) and start exploring 3D models of anatomy, animals, Earth!

Harry Potter Fun Stuff

Fantastic fun inspired by the world of the Harry Potter books! Discover your Harry Potter name, share your favourite quotes, test your knowledge and much more on the Harry Potter Fun Stuff website.

National Geographic for Kids

Read National Geographic for Kids magazines, discover new things and access an incredible database of kid-friendly scientific information through Gale National Geographic for Kids. Simply login with your library account to start exploring! Register for a library card online here.

NASA Kid's Club

Learn about NASA, play some cool games and create your own Airplane Ball at NASA Kid's Club!

World Book Online For Kids

Explore a range of different exciting topics and enjoy interactive learning through activities, games and much more. Simply login with your library account to start browsing World Book Online for Kids! Register for a library card online here.

Ask a Librarian

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Chat with a library staff now on LiveChat!

Email: libraryenquiries@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I forgot my four digit PIN. How do I reset my password?
You can reset your password here.

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