Reader Services

Recommended Reading:

Nonfiction Titles on Race
 Nonfiction Titles on Race


Fiction by Black Authors
Read Black Voices: 
Fiction Titles by Black Authors

Latinx Heritage Month Titles
Celebrate Latinx
Heritage Month!


Not Sure What To Read Next?

Reader's Advisory Form

Submit a few books and/or authors you have liked in the past and our librarians will provide you with some suggestions! Want to try something different? Send us some ideas of what you are looking for!  Fill out our Reader's Advisory Form to get started.

NoveList Plus

Need a recommendation? Try out NoveList Plus. NoveList can help you find books by genre, popularity, or title and author read-alikes. You can also find book discussion questions, and save books to your personal account. Accessible with your Fitchburg library card.

New Arrivals


Can't Find What You Want?

  • Request a purchase - If you can't find the book you want you can request that we buy it.
  • Outerlibrary Loan - Some items from outside of the South Central Library System can be borrowed through outerlibrary loan. To select this option, fill out and submit the outerlibrary loan form. We will request the item for you and have it delivered to the Fitchburg Public Library for you to borrow. Some restrictions and special rules apply.  Please call the reference desk at (608) 729-1763 with questions or for more information.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Death of Mrs. Westaway

Wednesday Book Club

Our Wednesday Morning Book Club meets every third Wednesday at 10:00 AM. While we are closed, the group is meeting online via Zoom.  Titles are selected on an annual basis by a group vote.

The library provides copies of the book for checkout, with extended due dates to accommodate book discussion dates. To check out our next book discussion title, please call (608) 729-1790 during curbside pickup phone-in hours and request the Wednesday Morning Book Discussion title.

If you are not currently on the book discussion email list & wish to receive an invite to our next Zoom discussion, please email to request to be added.

Next meeting date: Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 AM via Zoom.

Visit us online to see what we're reading, our ratings, and reviews!

Fitchburg Public's currently-reading book montage

The Chase
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Bury the Lead

Fitchburg Public Library's favorite books »