Library Status: The library building is fully open for your browsing and computer needs.
Meeting Spaces: See our Facility Use Policy for a description of our space and information on how to reserve rooms for your community group or non-profit.
Internet Access: Our Wi-Fi is ALWAYS ON and can be accessed 24/7. We have also added a hotspot to extend the Wi-Fi service past the parking area. Login to BNML or Fairfield Hotspot. No password is needed. Click here for an interactive map of Public WiFi Hotspots in Vermont.
Curbside Borrowing and Returns: Please contact us at 802-827-3945, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by messaging us on Facebook, to request items and schedule a time for pick-up. We are available during our normal business hours. We are happy to chat with you about book recommendations, search for specific titles for you, and help you in any way we can. If you would like to search our online library catalog, visit https://bnml.kohavt.org/.
Electronic Books and Audio Books: We encourage you to use our free downloadable eBook and audiobook services, Overdrive/Libby and the Palace Project. More information can be found on our Electronic Resources Page. Contact us if you need your library card number or help setting up your accounts. You can also get free classic eBooks through Project Gutenberg.
Interlibrary Loan: Looking for a title that we don't own? We can borrow it from another library for you through interlibrary loan! Requests typically arrive in 2-3 weeks. We are grateful for the support of the Vermont Department of Libraries in partially funding this service.
Continuing Education: We offer several online continuing education opportunities. including Learning Express, Universal Class, and access to the Vermont Online Library. More information can be found on our Electronic Resources Page.
OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
Fairfield Food Shelf: Located in East Fairfield at the Community Center. Open Every Tuesday from 3-5 pm and every 2nd Friday of the month from 10 am-noon. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call 802-827-3130.
Vermont Genealogy Research: Family Tree Magazine has published a basic guide to genealogical resources for Vermont. This guide provides a good starting point for researchers with little or no previous experience who would like to know the basic resources available for conducting research into family roots in Vermont.
Children's Resources: Common Sense Media provides a comprehensive list of free educational games, apps, and websites, with recommended ages and reviews by parents. Some include National Geographic Kids, the NASA app, and Duolingo.
Information & Referral:
Vermont 211 - Provides information about many community resources such as: emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, health care, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation agencies, educational and volunteer opportunities, and more. Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211.
About COVID-19: For accurate information regarding COVID-19, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vermont Department of Health, or the World Health Organization.
Agency of Commerce and Community Development - The ACCD has put together a page of resources for Businesses, Individuals, and Communities. It includes but is not limited to Financial Assistance, Sector Guidance, Unemployment Information, Housing, etc...
Vermont Health Care Advocate: A free resource available to help all Vermonters solve problems related to health care:
Vermont Health Connect: OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS NOVEMBER 1, 2022, and runs through January 15, 2023. During this time you can sign up for 2023 qualified health and dental plans through Vermont Health Connect. If you already have a qualified health plan, you can change your plan during this time.
IMPORTANT>>> You can get financial help for a qualified health plan ONLY if you sign up through Vermont Health Connect. Sign up or change your plan by Dec.15 and your new plan will start January 1, 2023.
Eligible Vermonters can sign up for Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur at any time. These programs offer free, or low-cost, health coverage for eligible Vermonters.
Vermont Help Link - Alcohol & Drug Support Services Call 802-565-LINK (802-565-5465) or go to the website and connect via CHAT.
802Quits - Smoking & Vaping Support Services - Smoking tobacco or marijuana or vaping may increase the risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
Counseling & Support:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 800-273-8255 or go to the website and click CHAT. This page has some coping skills and other helpful resources.
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services - If you need immediate local assistance, call 800-834-7793. If you are seeking services, use this online form https://www.ncssinc.org/contact or call 802-524-6554.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI has put together an extensive list of multiple free online sites for aide and support.
Vermont Peer Support Line - To receive non-judgmental support and speak to someone who's been there, call or text 833-888-2557.
Vermont Department of Mental Health - For mental health resources visit https://mentalhealth.vermont.gov/how-to-get-help or call 2-1-1.
Vermont Unemployment - File your claim online. https://vermont.force.com/DOLClaim/s/
You can file your initial claim by calling 877-214-3330 or 888-807-7072. General Assistance Line: 1-877-214-3332
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - To apply for heating assistance, call 800-479-6151 or click here: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/fuel-assistance
3 Squares VT - To apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, call 800-479-6151 or click here: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT
Hunger Free Vermont - Contact your child's school to apply for free meals, and click the following to find information about meal sites and distribution in your district: https://www.hungerfreevt.org
Vermont Community Action Partnership - Connecting Vermonters in need with the local community agencies that can help. In Franklin County, call the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity at 802-524-5876 or 802-524-8548.