Amazon.com Wish List
Thousands of people are on the library’s waiting lists to check out popular books and bestsellers. The Fairfax County Public Library is not always able to buy enough copies to satisfy demand. Now you can help shorten the waiting lists for yourself and others through the First Loan program.
Library specialists have created a list of high-demand books that you can purchase through a special Amazon.com’s Wish List. By donating one of these books to the Library, you can be sure that you’re meeting an immediate and specific need. (Note: although Amazon.com will suggest additional books for your consideration, please do not purchase books for the Library that are not specifically requested on the Wish List.)
When you buy books on the library’s Amazon.com Wish List, they will be mailed directly to the library’s book processing center. The Library will place a sticker on each book letting future readers know it was a gift to the Library. In addition, you will be notified by the Library Foundation that your generous donation was received. Your donation will be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.First Loan Program
Purchase a book for the Fairfax County Public Library and be the first to read it!!
- Go to the Library Foundation's Amazon.com’s Wish List page.
- Select the books you want to add to the Library’s collection then proceed to the checkout.
- At the bottom of the "Shipping Details" page, click the "Change" button next to "Gift Options."
- Enter the words, “First Loan” and the library branch where you wish to pick up the book, your email address, and your library card number in the text box on the right side of the page.
An example is:
Your email address
Your library card number
- Complete your purchase. Once the book arrives at the branch, you will receive notice that the ‘first loan’ book is on hold for you! Be aware that the item is held for seven days. If not retrieved, it will be provided to the next person in the holds queue.
For more information on donating a book through the Amazon.com Wish
List program, please call 703-324-8300, or e-mail
We hope you will consider this quick and easy method of supporting readers of all ages in Fairfax County and Fairfax City!