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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.

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 (10-1 in summer). 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, a laptop computer (in-library use only), bicycles (in season) and ukuleles!

What's New?

NOTARY SERVICE: The library now has two licensed Notaries Public available to notarize documents. Please call the Reference Department, 508-324-2700, ext. 3, to make an appointment.

LAMINATING: The Reference Department will laminate documents. The charge is $1 per page, and appointments are not necessary. Faxing and scanning are also available.

NEW RESEARCH DATABASES: New online research databases have been added to the Newsbank collection: Black Life in America, the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today; Hispanic Life in America, the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today; and HeritageHub, an online collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today.

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.Our digital collection is growing, so check back often to see what's been added.

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.

TAX FORMS: Both Massachusetts tax booklets and federal tax forms are available in the library. Not all forms are ready to be picked up, and some may need to be printed. Check with our Reference Department for more information.




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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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