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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.
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.
Flipster gives you access to a variety of free digital magazines from your library.
Click here to learn how to download magazines from Flipster.
Print Wirelessly at FPL
Fayetteville Public Library allows users to submit jobs to the library's printer from any internet-connected computer or device. Costs are 10¢ for black and white copies and 25¢ for color copies.
Click here to get started with printing. Please note that you will need to provide a valid email address to use our printers.
Get a Library Card?
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.
What type of items are included in the Project Fayetteville Digital Archive?
- Photographs (various sizes; small/photo-booth sizes, medium/3 inch by 3 inch or standard post card size, and large/panoramic)
- Leather journal
- Letters and envelopes
- *Currently seeking audio and video files of Fayetteville musicians
Access to the archive
Anyone can access the “web preview” (e.g. low resolution) version of all scanned materials in the Fayetteville Digital Image Archive. Currently, to access the full size (e.g. high resolution) version, users must request access. To request access, click on the full size version of the image and it will take you to a log in screen. Enter in your Fayetteville Public Library card number and pin. If you do not have a library card with the Fayetteville Public Library, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479.856.7250.
To request permission to use an image in a publication, please complete the Request Permission for Publication Form and return to the library. (provide link to form)
- From the local history page
- From the main library catalog - Changing the “Limit By” to Digital Collection.
Leave the asterisk (*) in the search bar and it will retrieve all items in the digial collection.
If you see an image you really like, click on one of the subject headings in its record to see similar images. For example, you discover the Fayetteville Pet Hospital and want to see what other businesses are available, click on “Full Description” and then click on a desired subject term such as Business and Industry. Then, click on the subject term again and it will retrieve all items in the Fayetteville Digital Image Archive with that subject.
Take Tests at FPL
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Proctoring services at FPL will be suspended starting in January, 2019. At that time, please contact the Reference Desk for alternate testing options.
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.
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.
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. You can also find online resources for genealogy on our databases page.