Off-Campus Access to Library Resources
Whittemore Library provides access to online databases for the students and faculty. You will be prompted for your Blackboard login before being able to search the databases. Once you login, you will be able to access all the online databases without having to enter a library barcode number or a username/password again.
A-Z List of Databases: Click here to access
When prompted, please login using your Framingham State University Blackboard account log-in.
When you are finished searching the library databases and using Blackboard, please go to http://framingham.blackboard.com and logout of Blackboard.
If you experience a problem logging into the library databases through Blackboard or if you do not know your Blackboard username and password, please contact Blackboard Support at 1-866-361-8970 (toll free support line). Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have problems searching the library databases, please contact the Reference Librarians at 508-626-4654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Username and Password for First Time Login to Blackboard
To login to the library databases from off-campus, you must supply your Blackboard username and password. If you are new to Framingham State University or have never logged into Blackboard, below is information to help you to determine your username and password.
Your Blackboard username is your first initial and last name followed by a sequence number if necessary.
Example: If your name is John Smith, then your username would be jsmith. If there is more than one person with the same first initial and last name combination then the system will automatically generate a number after your last name: jsmith1.
Your Blackboard default password is either your month of birth plus your day of birth plus your student id number (current students who have taken an FSU course prior to summer 08) or your birth date, using your 2 digit month of birth + your day of birth + your year of birth (new students who are taking classes at FSU starting with summer 08).
Examples: If you have taken a FSU course prior to summer 08, then your default password would be 0804pg34 (with a birthday of August 4th and an id number of PG34).
If you are a new student who is taking classes at FSU starting, then your default password would be 080472 (with a birthday of August 4, 1972).
Your Blackboard username is your first initial and last name followed by a sequence number if necessary. This is the same username that you use for myFramingham and e-mail.
For faculty and staff who started working at the university before March 3, 2008, your Blackboard default password is a randomly generated eight character password. For faculty and staff who started working at the university after March 3, 2008, your Blackboard default password is your birth date, using your 2 digit month of birth + your day of birth + your year of birth.