Former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Kate Hanley makes a purchase from our Wish List. 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’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 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 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.

If you would like to be the first to read your donated book, check out our First Loan Program:

First Loan Program

Purchase a book for the Fairfax County Public Library and be the first to read it!!

For more information on donating a book through the Wish List program, please call 703-324-8300, or e-mail us.

We hope you will consider this quick and easy method of supporting readers of all ages in Fairfax County and Fairfax City!