Use the Library

The Henry Whittemore Library is part of the Mintueman Library Network. With a library card from the Henry Whittemore Library you can borrow books from any library in the network! To search for books in the Minuteman Library Network use the Minuteman Library Network Catalog

Getting a Library Card: Students, faculty, and staff can get a library card by visiting the library with their university ID card. 

Borrowing Periods: For students the borrowing period for books is 3 weeks. For faculty and staff the borrowing period is 90 days. 

Fines: Fines for books are $0.10/day. 

Getting Books from Other Libraries: Use ComCat or WorldCat to find books at libraries in Massachusetts or Worldwide! 

The Henry Whittemore Library offers a number of online databases and journal collections to students, faculty, and staff of the University. 

The Database A-Z List lists databases alphabetically and can be sorted by subject or database type. 

Databases can be accessed both on- and off-campus. When accessing databases off-campus you will be prompted to log-in with your blackboard credentials.

If you are experiencing technical issues with a database contact eresources at eresources@framigham.edu

The Henry Whittemore Library provides computers for students on the first level of the library. 

Printers can be found on the first level of the library, in the periodicals department, and by the IT help desk. Contact IT to set up printing from a laptop. For more information see IT's page about printing

Wifi is available throughout the library.

The library offers a number of services for faculty to support teaching and research. 

Teaching services:

  • Course Reserves - Course reserves allows faculty to make books, dvds, cds, articles, and more available to students through the library. For more information about course reserves see the reserves policy. For questions about reserves or to put material on reserve contact Karen Medin at kmedin@framingham.edu
  • Library Instruction - Bring a librarian to your classroom to demonstrate database searching, citation styles, evaluating sources, or another information literacy topic! See our library instruction guide for more details. For questions about library instruction contact Sandra Rothenberg at srothenberg@framingham.edu

Research services: 

  • Digital Repository - The Framingham State University Digital Repository and Selected Works are wonderful ways to increase the visibility and impact of your research and scholarship! For questions about the digital repository contact Hedda Monaghan at hmonaghan@framingham.edu

For more information about services for faculty see our Services for Faculty guide. To connect to a subject librarian see our Subject Librarians guide. 

The Henry Whittemore Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network anyone can visit the library and anyone with a Mintueman library Network card may borrow or request books in the main collection. Alumni may obtain free library cards upon request.

The Henry Whittemore Library provides two computers for use by the general public. One is located on the first floor, and one in the curriculum library.

Curriculum Library materials can be used in the library, but only FSU students, faculty, and staff may borrow them. Alumni may borrow curriculum materials, but are limited to three items at a time. 

Database usage is limited to FSU students, faculty, and staff.