Directory Information By Department
Henry Whittemore Library offers a wide range of services to its patrons. Below is the contact information of the library's departments.
Access Services & Reserves
The Access Services Department checks materials in and out of the library, handles renewals and overdues, takes in payment of library fines, maintains the book stacks, and answers general information questions. The Circulation desk is also where you pick up and drop off Interlibrary Loan materials.
Reserves are items selected by professors for use by their classes. The majority of reserve materials may only be used in the library. Most reserve items are kept at the Circulation desk. Students need an activated library card in order to use reserve materials.
Access Services Librarian
Access Services Supervisor
ILL- Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is responsible for obtaining items not owned by the Whittemore Library for Framingham State University students, faculty and staff. It also fulfills requests for materials in the Whittemore Library's collection made by other institutions.
Scholarly Resources and Collections
Head of Scholarly Resources and Collections Librarian
The Ella C. Ritchie Curriculum Library, located on the Upper Mezzanine (UM) of the Henry Whittemore Library, contains a special collection of instructional materials for curriculum planning and unit development in early childhood, primary, elementary, and secondary levels.
Curriculum Library Location: Upper Mezzanine (UM) floor of Whittemore Library
Curriculum Library Assistant
E-resources and Digital Services
Emerging Technologies and Digital Services Librarian
Digital Repository Coordinator
The current issues of the library's print periodicals and microform copies of some older periodicals are filed here. Back issues of periodicals are bound and located in the Lower Mezzanine (LM).
Periodicals Location: Recent periodicals, back issues, microfilm, and microfiche are located on the Upper Mezzanine (UM) at the Henry Whittemore Library. Bound periodicals are located two floors below in the Lower Reading Room (LRR).
Periodicals Service Desk
Reference & Research
Reference librarians are available to help users:
- Use the resources in the library, such as the online catalog, reference collection, periodical indexes and databases, and the Web.
- Choose appropriate resources for a particular research topic.
- Answer any type of question you might have about doing research or about the Library.
Reference Librarians are available to answer reference questions in the library during regular reference desk hours. We are also available by appointment for individual or small-group consultations.
Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference Librarian
For questions with your research, you can contact a Reference Librarian by:
Phone: If you are unable to ask for assistance in person, call the Reference Desk at 508.626.4654 during hour regular hours.
Email: To contact the reference librarian via e-mail, send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference Question Form: You can also fill out the reference request form to book a consultation with a reference librarian.
The Reference Department offers many types of library instruction sessions and tours. To request a session or a library tour call 508.626.4083, send an e-mail to email@example.com. Faculty members can request sessions in support of a class, a research paper, particular topic, or issue through the Library Instruction Request Form.
Special Collections and Archives
The Special Collections and University Archives are located in Room 110, which is on the first floor on the side opposite the entrance to the Henry Whittemore Library. Materials in the collections are available for research use from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or by appointment. Materials are non-circulating. Titles in the O'Connor Collection of modern American poetry and travel are searchable through the Library's online catalog. To request titles in the other collections, please consult the Special Collections staff.
Special Collections Librarian and Archivist
Phone: (508) 626-4648
Phone: (508) 626-4691
The most visible effort expended by the Technical Services Department is the physical preparation of resources added to the collections of the Whittemore Library; the Main Collection, The Children’s and Curriculum Library, Archives, and the Reference Collection. These preparations includes applying ownerships stamps, spine labels, and anti-theft sensors, all of which are essential aspects of the Library’s responsibility to ensure that materials are properly shelved within the building, checked out and checked back in following their use. The Department also repairs damaged volumes, or seeks to have them replaced by the Acquisitions Department.
Head, Technical Service Department
Room: UM 24
Library Displays: The library displays books, drawings and other materials. Please contact the Library Director, Bonnie Mitchell, at 508.626-4651 for more information.