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Books, CDs & DVDs

Physical items, such as books and movies, can be checked out from inside the library. Come in to browse or use our mobile app or online catalog to place holds on physical items from our collections. You can pick up your holds on level 200 behind the grand staircase or you can pick them up via curbside pickup.  

Catalog Search

Our online catalog has every title you can find inside FPL!  You can search for a title, author, subject, or series, then narrow your search by material type (eBook, DVD, Large Print, etc.), author, audience, contents (fiction or nonfiction), subject, genre, series, language and year of publication. 

Search the Catalog

How do I... 

Place a hold?

To place a hold: 

+ Log in to your account 

+ Search the title you want to put on hold 

+ Make sure your search is a physical material, not online 

+ Click ‘Place a hold’ 

+ Confirm your hold 

+ You will get an email when your holds are ready to be picked up


Find my password?

The first time you log into your account online, you will need to set a password:  

+ Go to FPL Catalog 

+ Click ‘My Account’ 

+ Your library card number is your username and can be updated once you are logged into your account. 

+ Click ‘Request new password’ 

+ Enter email address for a password reset link 


+ Call 479.856.7000 and request a temporary password


Make a purchase request for the library?

If you can’t find a particular material that you are seeking, you are invited to make a purchase suggestion: 

+ Log into your online library account and click ‘My Account.’ 

+ Click ‘My Requests.’ 

+ Start a new form and enter as much information as possible about the item you are requesting. 

+ You may want to include your preferred eBook/eAudiobook app when requesting digital books. 

+ Once submitted, your request will be in process. As the item is considered and potentially ordered, placed on hold or unfulfilled, the status may change accordingly.


Set up alerts for new arrivals?

New materials are added to our collections daily. Our system allows you to set up new purchase alerts based on your personal reading interests. To get started, 

+ Click ‘My Account.’   

+ Click ‘Notification Preferences.’ 

+ Select the ‘Areas of Interest’ tab. 

+ Click the title of a category to see a list of items recently purchased in this category 

+ Click ‘Sign Up’ to receive monthly emails listing new purchases 

* Please note that it may take a few weeks for items to begin populating in all of the categories.


Get personal reading recommendations?

Our online system will also make personal reading recommendations for you based on your reading history. From ‘My Account,’ click ‘Personal Recommendations’ to see a list of titles specifically recommended for you. 

+ To enjoy this feature, you must turn on your reading history. 

+ Visit My Account > My Account Details > scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘Change Settings by History and PIN,’ 

+ To show loan history, click ‘Edit’ to allow your account to show the loan history, hide the loan history or not keep it at all. 

+ Once it is turned on, the system will analyze your reading history to make personalized reading recommendations.

If you didn’t find the answer to your question, check our How Do I? page.

Curbside Pickup

Monday–Thursday 9 am–7:45 pm
Friday and Saturday 9 am–4:45 pm
Sunday 1–4:45 pm

The best way to reserve your items for Curbside Pickup is to log in to your account and place a hold, setting the pickup location as Curbside. You may also place a hold by calling us at 479.856.7219.

Park in the library's loading zone on Mountain Street and call 479.856.7219 to let us know you are here. If it is raining, curbside pickup will be available in the parking garage. 

Find Your Next Read!

Personal Library List - Looking for a book recommendation? Let us put together a personal library list for you!

NoveList Plus - Search our online database for ideas based on your reading preferences. Also great for finding your next book.  

Additional Recommended Websites: 


Fantastic Fiction