Fairfield Area Library moved to its new location, a 10-acre site at the southeast corner of Laburnum Avenue and Watts Lane, in October 2019. The library replaces an aging facility originally opened in 1976. The new Fairfield Area Library is a two-story, 44,803 sq. foot facility with parking for 220 vehicles. The County is seeking LEED certification for the library: awarded by the US Green Buildings Council, LEED certification is awarded to buildings that are environmentally friendly.
Designed by Quinn Evans Architects of Richmond and Tappé Associates of Boston, construction on the new building began in June 2018 and was managed by Gulf Seaboard Construction. The project cost of $29 million was approved by a majority of voters in the 2016 Bond Referendum.