“People may go to the library looking mainly for information, but they find each other there."--Robert Putnam

Fairfield’s libraries are community and cultural centers at the heart of our town.  Of course there are books to borrow—or buy at the popular used book sales—but our libraries also offer people the chance to experience classes on everything from financial planning to crafts to film and literature.  There are book clubs, live performances, a seed library, an art gallery and historically significant collections waiting to be discovered at Fairfield’s many libraries.  Explore their diverse offerings below.

Public Libraries 

Fairfield has two public libraries: The Main Library in downtown Fairfield and the Branch Library on Fairfield Woods Road. Both have rich collections of books and resources and a vast selection of e-books and audiobooks. The Fairfield Public Libraries have extensive series of events from career consulting, job search boot camps, author workshops, local political debates, seminars on current topics, and much more. And, of course, many rich programs for children. The Main Library website also has lots of helpful information and resources about town events, town clubs and organizations, and other community links.

Fairfield Main Library
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

Private Libraries 

Fairfield supports the Pequot Library which is privately sponsored yet open to the public:

Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890

The Fairfield Museum and History Center welcomes visitors who come to the Fairfield Museum Library to conduct research and learn about all aspects of life in Fairfield from colonial times to the present.  Admission is free to Museum members:

Fairfield Museum Library
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824

University Libraries

Both Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University extend borrowing privileges to Fairfield residents who obtain a free guest card.

Fairfield University
DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Guest Card Policy
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824

Sacred Heart University
Ryan Matura Library 
Guest Card Policy
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT  06825