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Library Services During COVID-19: Home


We are open to the FSU community and the public and we are ready to serve you! Library hours are Monday - -Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm,  Friday 8:00am -5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm.

We are still here to offer our services through curbside pickup if you prefer not to come into the building. Please call 508-626-4650 or email for assistance or to set up a pick up time.

Check below for how to access library services for students, faculty, and staff. The Resources for Faculty page includes information about reserves and e-reserves for faculty, library instruction, copyright information, and more!

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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.  In addition, we are now subscribing to e-books through Ebsco Ebooks which you can access from the Library's A-Z list of electronic resources.  

If you or your students run into any problems accessing any of the databases, do not hesitate to contact Abe Newell at

Research Help

Remote Research Help

You can still get research help, whether you are on campus or remote. 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 are available to answer questions by chat (located on the library home page), email, phone, or remote appointment. Students can make remote research appointments via the library starfish calendar. Limited in-person appointment requests will be taken on a case-by-case bases. Contact the reference email to request an in-person appointment.

Email to ask research questions or setup a remote research appointment.

Remote Research Spring Hours

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

The Virtual Reference desk is open:

Sunday 4-9 pm

Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm

Friday 9 am-5 pm

Saturday 12 noon-5 pm



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

The  library staff will be available to answer your questions about your library account, borrowing books, returning books, and inter-library loan during all the hours we are open during the school year.  Feel free to reach out to:

Accessing Books

Books in the Library Collection

If you are studying remotely and need to access a book in the physical collection, contact to make arrangements.

If you only need a chapter from a book owned by our library, please email 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 e-books to help students, faculty, and others during this time. Check out the Free and Expanded Resources page for publishers providing free e-book access during this time.

Books on Reserve

If you need a chapter from a physical book on reserve, email

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

Materials can be returned through the outside book drop located to the left of the front doors or inside at the circulation desk.