Top Library Loans of 2022; Learn About Other Items You Can Check Out

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For the seventh year in a row, Fairfax County Public Library has ranked among a handful of public libraries with more than 2 million digital checkouts for the year, and the library is on track to record just over 10 million loans overall for 2022. But what do those loans look like?


Top Titles of 2022

Reading material is still the main draw to our local libraries. Materials can be borrowed in physical copy from local branches, or electronically from the comfort of home.

Top title overall circulating

The top print titles circulating

The top electronic titles circulating


Library of Things

The library offers much more than just books!

It now features a Library of Things, a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials. The items include:

  • Artwork
  • Binoculars
  • Board Games
  • Book Discussion Kits
  • Connect Kits (Chromebooks)
  • Conserve Kits (Energy Conservation)
  • Hands-On History Kits
  • Nature Backpacks
  • Thermal Cameras

The collection is growing and evolving to meet resident needs. For instance, the Conserve Kits were added this year to expand environmental literacy by helping residents understand how energy is used and some basic issues that can be easily fixed within homes. Plus, the summer saw the expansion of Chromebook lending with the launch of Connect Kits, which include Chromebooks and hotspots. Board games were also added to circulation at select libraries.


Library Card and Services

Residents of Fairfax County just need a valid library card to access all that the library has to offer. You can register for a new library account online to receive a temporary library card number. To get a permanent library card, visit any branch within 30 days after online card application. Photo ID and proof of address are needed to complete the application process. More about library card eligibility .

Once you have your card, visit the library website to browse the catalog, view movies that can be streamed online, check out event listings and more.


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