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Cards, Apps & Fees

Using your library card

Your library card allows you to check out books and other physical materials from Fayetteville Public Library. Most library items check out for two weeks and can be renewed up to two times as long as there is not a hold on them.  

Your library card allows you access to the library’s digital collections including eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, music, and video streaming. You can find the library’s digital collections on our eBooks page.  

It also gives you access to our public computers and study room reservations. 

When prompted to enter your library card, input your full barcode number without spaces. Your pin number, which you will use on our self-checks and research databases, has defaulted to the last four digits of your phone number. When logging into the online catalog to manage your account (ex. holds, renewals and fees), you will be asked to create a unique password. 

Who is eligible for a free library card? 

+ Residents of Fayetteville, Bentonville, Elkins, Springdale, Rogers, and Winslow  

+ Residents of Washington County  

+ Those who work, own property or attend school in Fayetteville or are enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College

If you are outside of these areas, you can still get a library card for an annual fee. Ask us about financial aid opportunities. We require parent/guardian permission for applicants under the age of 18.  If you have questions about residency requirements, please contact us at 479.856.7113 or email us at


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Late Fees

Late fees for all items except equipment are 25 cents per day up to a maximum of $8 per item.

You will be billed full replacement cost for items damaged or not returned. Equipment late fees range from $5 to $50 a day, depending on the item.

Library Apps

FPL Mobile App

Use our mobile app to access the FPL catalog on the go! 

Enjoy FPL anytime, anywhere. Access your account, search for library materials, download digital collections, learn about upcoming events, find archived recordings of past programs and stay informed about library information. 

Download the Fayetteville Public Library app:   

app store Google Play 

Libby, by OverDrive

Libby by OverDrive® Download Services delivers best-selling digital audiobooks and eBooks for checkout, download, and transfer to supported mobile devices. With the Libby app, you can download best-selling eBooks and audiobooks to supported mobile devices.

Access Libby by OverDrive

Apple App Store Google Play  

Iphone App