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STAFF IS IN THE LIBRARY 

AND WORKING BY ANSWERING PHONES, EMAILS AND MESSAGES

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TO GENERAL WALK-IN TRAFFIC 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

UPDATED 9/18/2020
Phone - 207-472-3880
library@fortfairfield.org

https://www.fortfairfieldlibrary.org/

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The library is complying with Maine State Government, Maine CDC, and Maine State Library Guidelines* Complying with these recommendations is the best thing we can do to protect our community and their families.

THE LIBRARY IS LIMITED TO 3 PATRONS IN THE BUILDING
USE OF THE LIBRARY IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - NO WALK-INS AT THIS TIME
A MASK IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE BUILDING – NO EXCEPTIONS
You MUST call the library at 472-3880 to schedule an appointment before entering the library.
We will not open the door except for appointments or shipping deliveries.
If you are here and need immediate assistance, please call us on your cell phone and we will do our best to help you.

We are only accepting blocks of 15-minute appointments to use our computers for essential life or business needs, photocopies or to pick up materials that have been previously reserved.
No gaming or social media at this time.

Employees will be wearing masks while serving or helping patrons.

DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF THE NUMBER OF KEYBOARDS AND DISPOSABLE COVERS YOU MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE USING OUR COMPUTERS – NO EXCEPTIONS
IF YOU CAN NOT WEAR A MASK, STAFF WILL NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH FOR YOU, OR YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE OUR 24/7 WIFI OUTSIDE THE BUILDING WITH YOUR OWN DEVICE

If you do not have a mask, we have a limited number of disposable masks.
There will be no public browsing of our materials or historical archives at this time.

If you wish to take out circulating materials please use our online catalog from our website at www.fortfairfieldlibrary.org and then call us to request your items and schedule a pick-up time.
Please have alternate titles ready in the event the book you are requesting is unavailable.
Returned items need to be put in the book drop at the REAR OF THE BUILDING

If you do not have a computer or internet access you can call the library at 207-472-3880
to schedule an appointment to use the library’s card catalog to chose books.
A mask is REQUIRED to use the card catalog.

The Archive Room is closed to the public until further notice.

The Community/Public meeting room is closed until further notice. 
The library will not be hosting live programming or meetings until further notice.  
 Please call us for any questions you may have.

PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE LIBRARY IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS:

                 -  Have you had a cough or sore throat?
                 -  Have you had a fever or do you feel feverish?
                 -  Do you have shortness of breath?
                 -  Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
                 -  Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
                 -  Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
                 -  Have you been out of state in the last 14 days?
                 -  Have you recently traveled to or from a location with a high incidence of COVID?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  CALL 472-3880

The library staff are still working and are available by phone or email to answer questions, genealogy lookups, and reference help.  We are working to bring you more free online content for all ages. 


Our newest offering is TumbleBooks! Free online reading and audiobooks for children of all ages!  Check it out on our Other Online Resources Page
You can also sign up for a Digital Download library card!! A Digital Download Library cad gives you access to all the Maine State Library consortium of e-Books and audio-books on the CloudLibrary. These books can be read and listened to on most tablets, iPad/iPhone, or desktop/laptop computer. 
 

The Download Library offers readers over 12,000 digital titles to computers or in an App-based user experience that makes it easy to download eBooks and e-Audiobooks. The CloudLibrary App highlights the best and freshest titles in our collection.
To see all the books or to log in using your library card number click the big red CL image below.
To download the app for your device click the App image below.
For more information on how to use or questions click the Maine Infonet button below.
If you need a library card for e-Book access, give us a call, it takes less than 10 minutes to sign up!

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Don't forget about these great services we now offer as well! 

Life Resources - For All Ages

We have compiled a list of online websites and databases to help you achieve a healthy and rewarding life.
We've included free access to information and training in computer and internet skills; Motor Vehicle driving practice tests; Substance use/Mental Health treatment facilities; Maine legal help; Seniors, Disability and Veterans Assisted Living information and general life skills, such as cooking, cleaning, money matters/personal finance and more. 

Life-Long Learning Resources - For All Ages
On our website you will find information for multiple Learning Resources, such as gardening, car repair, Maine legal forms, Genealogy research, Arts and Entertainment Local History, and more.  These can be found at https://www.fortfairfieldlibrary.org/ and our Local Digital Newspapers from 1863 to 2012 which are searchable and can be read for free are found at http://fortfairfield.advantage-preservation.com/

 

Genealogy Resources - Middle grade to Adult

We have gathered up a curated list of databases and other resources to help you in your genealogy research. Free access to Ancestry Library Edition, My Heritage Library Edition, and digital newspaper archives from our library and other libraries all over the USA via Ancestor Hunt.  We offer free genealogy forms and an age calculator.  We also subscribe to other databases where library staff can do a search for you, such as GenealogyBank, Fold3, AmericanAncestors, and more! Just give us a call and see how we can help! 

 

Other Online Resources - For All Ages 

Numerous other databases for where to find free ebooks on Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Encyclopedia of Life, 
 

*Copies of the Guidelines and requirements are available on the internet. Copies of our Policies and Procedures by written request.