COVID-19 Open Libraries Update

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COVID-19 Update

In line with the extended lockdown, Fairfield City Open Libraries will continue to remain closed until further notice.

  • All current items on loan that were due between the 27th June 2021 to 9th July 2021 have been extended until the 1st November 2021.
  • All new loans made via Home Delivery Service will not incur any late fees while the library remains closed.
  • All current reservations have been extended until the end of September.
  • All face-to-face events, programs and workshops scheduled for September have been postponed until further notice.
  • Borrowing limit has been increased to 40 from 30 for Adult, Youth and Child borrowers.
To check your current loans and reservations, click here to login to your library account.

Home Delivery Service

Home delivery service

Have your favourite books, DVDs and magazines delivered to you!

You can now borrow items from our collection and have it delivered straight to you via our contactless Home Delivery Service. If you are a member of Fairfield City Open Libraries and a resident of the Fairfield City LGA, you are eligible for the service!

  • Simply browse and reserve your selections on our online catalogue.
  • One of our friendly staff will get into contact with you to confirm your selections and details.
  • Delivery occurs between Monday-Thursday.
  • For the safety of our staff, there will be no collection services (no late fees will be incurred during this time).
  • Borrowing limit has been increased from 30 to 40 physical items. 
Home Library Service

If you are a member of Fairfield City Open Libraries, a resident of the Fairfield City Local Government Area and over 65 years of age, you are eligble for Home Library Service.

  • Tell us about your interests and our team will make selections for you from our large range of library resources that include audiobooks, books, DVDs and magazines.
  • Contactless delivery will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • To ensure the safety of our community and staff, there will be no collection service (no late fees will be incurred during this time).

To enquire further about Home Delivery and Home Library service, contact one of our librarians at 9725 0333, 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

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!



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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