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Henry Whittemore Library Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get Registered

Most students and faculty will have a barcode printed of the back of their FSU ID that serves as a library card. If the barcode doesn't work or is missing, you need to come to the Whittemore Library.  You will be asked to fill out a registration card.  A library barcode sticker will be applied to your Framingham State ID card and your information will be entered to set up your library account.  The whole process only takes a few minutes.

If you are a continuing education or graduate student and do not have a Framingham State ID card, bring some proof of enrollment.  This could be a copy of your bill, anything from the registrar, or even a syllabus.  We will then issue you a library card.

If you are an online student (who never comes to campus) and you need a library card number to place an Interlibrary Loan request, send an email to and you will be contacted about what information is needed.

NOTE:  do not use the “get a library card” option from the Minuteman catalog.  That is only for patrons at public libraries, not academic libraries.