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Fall River Public Library

   Library Administrator: Laurel Ann Clark
   104 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720             
   • Telephone: 508-324-2700    • Fax: 508-324-2707
   • Mon. - Thurs. 9-9 ; Fri. and Sat. 9-5  
   • Summer hours: Closed Saturdays mid-June through early September


Fall River Public Library: "The People's University"

Fall River Public LibraryWelcome to Fall River Public Library, your one-stop source for information, education and entertainment. With e-books, public computers, and wi-fi, we're right up to the minute--but our local history collections can take you back to Fall River's past.

The library serves kids, families and adults. Best of all, most of our resources are offered free of charge to anyone with a library card. Come and see what we have to offer.

Get Involved!

Looking for a Book Discussion Group? We've got one! Join us every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Also, check our calendar and Facebook page for updates on our Family Lego Nights, Video Game Days, movie series, children's storytimes, and other events.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Library Bookstore, open year round.

Support your local library! Contribute to the Second Century Campaign and help the "People's University" continue to support lifelong learning in our community.

Find Out About ...


Listen to digital audio books on your computer or mobile device with OneClickDigital. Try our classic collection: never a wait, keep them forever!

Did you know you can visit the library for free access to Find out about your family history with access to thousands of birth, death, marriage, and immigration records. We also have a new ScanPro microfilm reader/scanner that you can use to access historic newspapers on microfilm. Visit the reference room for help with these resources.

The library offers Folio Medical Directory, to search for local health providers. Folio can be accessed either inside the library or at home with a library card.

For job hunters, the WinWay Resume program guides you through the steps to create a professional resume. WinWay Resume must be used inside the library. Our job hunting resources page offers more help, tips, and links for job seekers.

Read magazines with Zinio!


Read full issues of popular magazines on your computer, tablet or phone. Create a free Zinio account and read both current and back issues anywhere. No limits--check out as many issues as you want and keep them as long as you like.

Note: You will create a total of TWO (2) accounts; a Library Collection account to check out magazines; and a Reader account to read checked-out magazines via streaming online with computers and/or downloaded offline via mobile apps.

Download music with Freegal!

Freegal Music

Download up to 3 free songs per week. You will need a valid Fall River Public Library card to register. Phone apps are available at the AppStore and GooglePlay.

Downloaded songs can be played on MP3 players, phones, tablets, or computers. For Apple devices, you will need to transfer songs through iTunes. You can use the library's download station to download and transfer songs.

Fall River Herald News Archive

Fall River Herald News

Newsbank provides free access to past issues of the Herald News and other news sources in the library or at home using your library card. Home access is available for Fall River Public Library card holders only. Anyone can access the Herald News archive from within the library.

This reference resource is purchased from the fund provided in memory of Honorable Robert T. Davis and of his son, Robert C. Davis.

E-Books You Can Read Anywhere

Axis 360 and Blio E-Books

In addition to e-books available through SAILS, Fall River Public Library cardholders have access to more e-books through Axis 360. Titles are available in Blio format, which is compatible with screen readers for the blind and visually impaired. Download to one device, share across many--from PCs to tablets to smartphones.

You will need to create an account using your Fall River Public Library card and email address.


Your Library @ Home

You don't have to go to the library to use the library. Many of our resources and services can be accessed from your home, office or mobile device. You will need a valid SAILS network library card for all services except basic searching.

PLACING HOLDS: You can reserve items from home and pick them up at the library. When they are ready, we will call, text, or email you.

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