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Fayetteville Public Library provides two eBook services, OverDrive® and cloudLibrary, to allow patrons to download eBooks.
To download eBooks with OverDrive® or cloudLibrary, you'll need to install free software on your computer / device.
To get started with cloudLibrary, you can visit the cloudLibrary website to download the app or view instructions for using the service.
FPL patrons can download audiobooks through OneclickDigital.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to download audiobooks.
Freegal Music allows FPL patrons to download DRM-free mp3s and music videos from our Freegal client that patrons can keep forever. Additionally, users can stream up to three hours of music daily.
Click here to learn how to download music from Freegal.
Zinio allows FPL cardholders to download magazines that can be accessed through an app on computers and devices.
Click here for detailed instructions for how to download magazines from Zinio.
To print wirelessly, users will need to have an FPL library card. Guest passes for printing from library computers can be obtained at the reference desk.
Users also need to have a print account. To set up a print account, please visit the reference desk.
To print, you must have sufficient print credits on your print account.
Click here to access the print client.
If you are a resident of Fayetteville you are eligible for a free library card. People who reside in the city of Rogers, Bentonville or in Washington County are eligible for a free card. Those who work, own property, or attend school in Fayetteville are also eligible for a free library card. Others pay an annual fee for a library card.
You may pre-register here and then bring a photo ID and verification of your current address with you to the library. You will receive a temporary card number that will allow you to place holds on items. You will need to come into the library within 3 months to get your permanent card.
If you do not live in Fayetteville, Washington County, Rogers or Bentonville but work, attend school or own property in Fayetteville, bring appropriate proof, e.g. current property tax bill, pay stub, student ID. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 need a parent present to provide photo ID, verification of current address, and sign for the application.
Search the Digital Archive
The FPL Digital Archive contains locally-created collections of images, music, and videos submitted by FPL residents or collected through FPL's special programming.
Click here for an explanation of how to search the digital archive.
As a service to FPL library card holders, the library provides a test proctoring service. Only those tests which meet the guidelines of the Library Test Proctoring Procedures will be proctored.
Click here for instructions on how to use this service.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) service enables customers to borrow materials from libraries outside of the Fayetteville Public Library collection. Lending libraries participate voluntarily in a nation-wide network to provide library users with access to materials.
Take Online Classes
Fayetteville Public Library allows FPL cardholders to take online classes through its Universal Class service. You will need your card and pin number to log in.
Reserve a Meeting Room
Fayetteville Public Library provides meeting rooms for use by Fayetteville residents or property owners who possess a valid Library card or governmental agencies. For more information about FPL meeting rooms, including policies, fees, and the online registration form, click here.
Reserve a Study Room
Fayetteville Public Library has six study rooms for check-out by Fayetteville residents or property owners who possess a valid Library card or governmental agencies. The larger two rooms, Leverenz and Large Study Room, maybe reserved 24 hours in advance by calling (479) 856-7250. All other study rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve bais at the Reference Desk on the second floor. For more information about FPL study rooms, including procedures, click here.
Join a Book Club
FPL hosts three book clubs open to members of the community. For more information about our book clubs and how to join, visit our book club page.
Request homebound services from FPL
Lending Hands, Fayetteville Public Library's outreach service to the homebound, provides personal delivery of library materials to persons of all ages who reside within the city limits of Fayetteville and are physically unable to come to the library due to age, illness, or disability. Click here for more information.
Find community resources
FPL maintains a collection of community organization contacts. Click here to access the list of community resources.
Find things at the library
We have a map of the library that can help you find the library's services and collections. View the map [PDF].
Research genealogy and family history
The Grace Keith Genealogical Collection contains a number of books and databases that provide both local and national genealogical information. Please visit the genealogy page for more information.
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