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Library Hours and Services


CURRENT (WINTER) HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 8 am-8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 am - 4:30 pm.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS again. Call the Friends of the Library Bookstore for more information: 508-324-2700, ext. 122.

PASSPORT AND NOTARY SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call the library to schedule your passport or notary visit. Passport appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 11-6 and Friday/Saturday from 10-2. For fees and other information, visit our Library Services - Passports page.

LIBRARY OF THINGS: You can borrow more than books! Our "library of things" now includes wifi hotspots, Nintendo Switch Lites, laptop computer (in-library use only), bicycles (in season) and ukuleles!

What's New?

LIBRARY COMIC-CON: Join us for our 5th annual Comic-Con on Saturday, May 27 from 11 am - 12:30 pm. Meet your favorite superheroes, take part in a Guardians of the Galaxy scavenger hunt, compete in our costume contest, and more!

BOOK OF THE MONTH: A video storytime presented by our Children's Department for you to watch at home! Follow our YouTube channel for more stories and library content.


NOTARY SERVICE: The library now has a licensed Notary Public available to notarize documents. Please call the reference department, 508-324-2700, ext. 3, to make an appointment.

NEW DIGITAL ARCHIVES: We've added to our online local history collection! Find historical maps, newspapers, city directories and more on our Local History page.

PRICE GUIDES & MORE: Get the Libby app for your phone, tablet, or desktop, and you can access not only e-books and audiobooks, but many extras, including Kovel's Antiques price guides; Kanopy streaming movies, and Universal Class online courses. Go to the Libby app and look under "Extras."

LOOKING FOR A GOOD BOOK? Here are the most-requested books at the library! Try one of these, or get read-alike suggestions from NoveList.




Universal Class


Kanopy Streaming Movies




Museum Passes
The library offers free or reduced-price passes to museums, zoos, and other local attractions. Use this form to check availability and reserve a pass online.

Access genealogy resources, historical newspapers, and more local and community history information here.

The library provides access to a wealth of information from Gale Databases, Consumer Reports, and so much more. Check out our Digital Resources page.

Contribute to the Fall River Public Library Foundation's Second Century Campaign and help us continue to support lifelong learning in our community. 

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