Library Services for Patrons

Books on Wheels

  • Books on Wheels is a home delivery service for homebound individuals within the city limits of Farmington who cannot come to the library to check out books. If you live in a nursing facility, check with them to see if they currently get Books on Wheels, as we do deliver to several nursing facilities in the area. We deliver new books every two weeks on Thursday afternoon, weather and holidays permitting.

Senior Outreach Center

  • The Farmington Public Library is expanding its programming for senior citizens and now includes the placement of over 200 items in the Farmington Senior Center at 607 Wallace Road. Relax and enjoy perusing the selection of materials available for check-out. Enjoy them while waiting for an activity or use your library card, sign the binder, and take the books with you. It operates on the honor system with no due date or fines assessed on the wonderful materials placed there. Let us know what you think about the Senior Outreach Center.

Wireless Internet & Computer Access

  • The library has over 40 public access computers. Members of the library may use the computers for 3 hours daily. Visitors who are not members of the Farmington Public Library may use the computers as a guest by agreeing to comply with the library’s Internet usage policy, completing a visitors form, and paying the requested $1 fee. The library also has access to Learning Express Library, Newsbank, Library Edition, and Heritage Quest Online. These services can be used from the public access computers or a laptop connected to the library’s wireless network.


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Fax Service (standard or electronic fax (e-fax))

  • A fax machine is provided for the public. A staff member will fax the material to the phone number or email address designated by the patron.
  • The cost will be as follows for either an incoming or outgoing fax:
    1. inside the US, $2 first page, .50 each page thereafter.
    2. outside the US, $3 first page; $1 each page thereafter.


  • Microfilm readers are available for public use in the hallway of the main floor of the library. Microfilm copies can be made for 0.15 a page, or images can be scanned and saved to a removable USB device. Please sign in at the front desk before using the microfilm readers.

Online Resources Provided by MOREnet at the Library

  • MOREnet offers access to a virtual library of online resources including encyclopedias, journals, periodicals and more.
    • Gale Databases
      • The State Library and MOREnet have replaced EBSCOhost with Gale as our provider of online databases. More information on these databases will be available on the website soon, or you can call the library at 573-756-5779 for more information.
    • NewsBank
      • The Kansas City Star 01/01/1991 – current
      • The St. Louis Post Dispatch 01/01/1988 – current
    • NetSmartz – Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet
      • The NetSmartz Workshop® is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.

Learning Express Library

  • Learning Express Library is a service that allows you to sharpen your skills and improve your scores with practice tests and self-paced courses. Improve reading, writing, and math skills with instant detailed score reports and answer explanations. Categories of tests and ebooks include:
    • Elementary School
    • Middle School
    • High School
    • College Preparation
    • Job Search and Workplace Skills
    • Skill Building for Adults
    • U.S. Citizenship
  • Find tests on a variety of subjects:
    • GED Preparation
    • ASVAB
    • ACT
    • SAT
    • TOEFL iBT
    • CLEP
    • CUNY Skills Assessment
    • GMAT
    • GRE
    • MCAT
    • LSAT
    • Algebra
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus
    • Geometry
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • Physics
    • Writing and Grammar
    • Vocabulary and Spelling
    • Business Communication
    • Job Search and Networking Skills
    • Air Traffic Control
    • Civil Service Exam
    • Cosmetology
    • EMT and Paramedic
    • Electrician
    • Firefighter
    • Law Enforcement
    • Nursing and Allied Health
    • Plumber Licensing
    • Real Estate Appraisal/Broker/Salesperson
    • Teaching
      • CBEST
      • NYSTCE
      • PPST
      • Praxis
      • TExES and HeritageQuest

  • The library now has subscriptions to Library Edition and Heritage Quest Online which can be accessed either from the Genealogy Department or the patron computers.
    With a valid library card, patrons can access HeritageQuestOnline from home.
    Type “fpl” and then your four digit patron number located on your membership card. If you have a nine digit number, or if you have any questions, please call us at 573-756-5779.

Interlibrary Loan

  • The Farmington Public Library belongs to a large interlibrary loan network and will order any materials from participating libraries for patron usage. Most items will come via courier service at no charge to the patron. If we are unable to borrow from a library that ships via the courier service, the patron will be asked to pay postage one way on the item when it is picked up. You can browse the holdings of this network at


  • Books are a wonderful way to commemorate a special person. Applications are available at the front desk. Once the new book has been obtained by the librarian, a nameplate honoring your special person is inserted in the book. A card is then sent to the person or their family to announce your generous gift.


The library subscribes to several online databases as a service to its patrons. Please contact the library if you have any questions about this or other services provided by the library.

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Click here to access HeritageQuest Online, Gale, Ebscohost, or Learning Express Library from home.

To log into Newsbank, please type “fpl” followed by your 4-digit patron number when prompted. If you don’t have a 4 digit patron number, come by the library and we’ll issue you one. If you have any questions, please call the library at (573) 756-5779.

Gale Resources

  • Discovering Collection:
    • Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, primary sources, creative works and multimedia elements make it easy for students to research papers and class assignments in five core subject areas: history, literature, biography, science and social studies.
  • Kids InfoBits:
    • Designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age appropriate, curriculum related magazine and reference content.
  • Business and Company ASAP
    • Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.
  • Business and Company Resource Center
    • Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Learning Express Library is a service that allows you to sharpen your skills and improve your score with practice tests and self-paced courses. Improve reading, writing, and math skills with instant detailed score reports and answer explanations. You can practice for tests such as the ACT, AP, ASVAB, EMS, GED, SAT, GMAT, U.S. Citizenship, and many others.

HeritageQuest Online – Access to many resources for genealogy research, including United States Censuses 1790-1930, books, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874) for African American research, and the U.S. Serial Set.

Newsbank – Access The Kansas City Star 01/01/1991 – current, The St. Louis Post Dispatch 01/01/1988 – current, and more.