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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.

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.

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.

Fall River Herald News Archive

Fall River Herald News

Newsbank provides free access to past issues of the Herald News and other news sources. 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 the SAILS collection, 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.


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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