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Library Services During COVID-19: Home

Welcome

Even though the library is closed to the public, we are still here to serve you! Summer Session hours (May 26 --August 20) are Monday - -Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am -5:00pm.

Check below for how to access library services for students, faculty, and staff. The Resources for Faculty page includes information about reserves and ereserves for faculty, library instruction, copyright information, and more! The Free and Expanded Resources page includes links to free and expanded academic resources, including journals, ebooks, and video content.

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E-Resources

The library website provides access to the library's online resources. Reference librarians can assist your students in finding the best research for your assignment. In addition, you can find information about accessing our e-books  in the Overdrive Ebook Libguide.

If you or your students run into any problems accessing any of the databases, do not hesitate to contact Millie Gonzalez at vgonzalez@framingham.edu

Research Help

Remote Research Help

You can still get research help, even though the library is closed to visitors. A librarian can answer any questions you have about library resources or the research process. Don’t know where to get started on your research paper? Need to find an article? Contact a librarian! Librarians will be available to answer questions over email or by remote appointment.

Email reference@framingham.edu to ask research questions or setup a remote research appointment.

Remote Research Summer Hours (May 26-August 20)

Librarians will be available to answer questions and book remote research appointments during the following hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

Borrowing Books, Returning Books, and ILL (Access Services)

For the Summer Session (May 26 - August 20 with the exception of the July 4th holiday) library staff will be available to answer your questions about your library account, borrowing books, returning books, and interlibrary loan from 8:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Thursday and 8:00am - -5pm on Friday. Feel free to reach out to:

General Changes to Borrowing and Returning Books and ILL During Closure:

  • Currently, checked out Framingham State book due dates will be extended to June 30th (and may be extended again). You can check the status of your book on the Minuteman Library Network Website at https://www.minlib.net/
  • Holds placed through the Minuteman Library Network have been frozen for the time being
  • Interlibrary Loan due dates have NOT been changed. You can request renewal by emailing interlibraryloan@framingham.edu or calling 508-626-4690

Accessing Books

Books in the Library Collection

If you need to access a book in the physical collection, contact circulation@framingham.edu to make arrangements .An appointment is required for picking up materials. Library staff will be onsite on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 2pm to provide contact less book pick up.

If you only need a chapter from a book owned by our library, please email interlibraryloan@framingham.edu and we will happily scan it for you! We can also scan the table of contents to help you figure out which chapter you need.

Many publishers are providing free access to ebooks to help students, faculty, and others during this time. Check out the Free and Expanded Resources page for publishers providing free ebook access during this time.

Books on Reserve

If you need a chapter from a physical book on reserve, email reserves@framingham.edu.

For information about putting books on reserve, retrieving your books on reserve, or other faculty questions about reserves, see the For Faculty page.

Returning Books

Please return all materials through the outside book drop located to the left of the front doors. If you are returning an oversized book contact circulation@framingham.edu to make arrangements.