Library Services for Patrons


Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest Online

The library now has subscriptions to Ancestry.com 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. 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.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

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.

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.

Interlibrary Loan Service

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 Worldcat.org.

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, Ancestry.com 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 our genealogy room. 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 in order to access the genealogy room.


  • 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.