Henry Whittemore Library
The Henry Whittemore Library provides a combination of traditional and modern resources and services to the University’s students, faculty, and staff. Local holdings include approximately 200,000 volumes of print materials, 409 periodical titles, and 600,000 units of microforms supporting the curricula of all academic departments of the University. These holdings are systematically kept current with new acquisitions as selected by specialized staff and requested by faculty and students.
As a member of the Minuteman Library Network (MLN), the Library’s holdings are supplemented by an on-line catalog accessing more than 5 million volumes held in the combined collections of 41 regional libraries. MLN also provides access to journals on-line, including many full-text databases. Inter-library loan requests may be placed electronically by going here. You may also contact Neil Conrad at 508-626-4690 to request interlibrary loan materials by phone. Shuttle delivery moves 8,000 or more such items to and from the Henry Whittemore Library annually. A similar volume of materials is electronically accessed and requested as needed from among the 600 member libraries of the New England Library Information Network (NELINET) and the 13,000 member libraries of the On-line Computer Library Center (OCLC).
The library offers access to approximately 50 electronic journal and newspaper databases with over 15,000 titles in full text. These databases, as well as Internet access, are available within the library and throughout the campus-wide network. Also administered within the Library are the units of Archives/Special Collections, which include historical materials unique to the University, and the Curriculum Library – a large, separate collection of model K – 12 materials supporting studies in Education. For more information on services for faculty and students, as well as hours of operation, visit this link or call 508-626-4651.
The Educational Technology Office (ETO)
The Educational Technology Office, located in Hemenway Hall G05 and G09, provides support to faculty, staff, and students in the academic use of technology. Workshops and specialized training sessions are held in the Leonard Lab in Hemenway Hall G07. Blackboard 8 Learning Management System (LMS) is used at the University to deliver online, hybrid and Web-enhanced classes. As long as students enrolled in a Blackboard course have access to the Internet, they may access course materials, participate in asynchronous discussions and take advantage of the system's collaborative tools anytime, anywhere. Blackboard course sites are automatically set up for all courses at Framingham State University, which instructors and students in the course have access to. You may contact the Educational Technology Office to schedule a one-on-one Blackboard training session or attend a campus based workshop. For more information about the Educational Technology Office, please feel free to call 508-626-4927.
Information Technology Services
Students have access to computers and printers at numerous locations across campus. The main computer lab in Hemenway Hall G20 is open seven days a week, with hours extending into the evening on most nights. A twenty-four hour general computer lab is open in the commuter lounge in the College Center, and each residence hall has a small lab for residents' use. There are also eleven computer classrooms and/or academic labs on campus. Faculty wishing to teach in one of these classrooms should contact the Registrar's Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to check for availability.
The University maintains 56 technology classrooms. These are classified based on the technology available in the room, which may include LCD projection, laptop connection, wireless access, VCR, DVD player, speaker system, document camera, and interactive rear projection. The Office of the Registrar handles the scheduling of these rooms as well. In addition, mobile audio-visual carts, which have an LCD projector, document camera, powered speaker, VCR/DVD player, and audio cassette player, are located in each academic building. Faculty can access the technology carts through the building secretaries.
Sodexho provides food service at the University, with main facilities located in the College Center and the Athletic and Recreation Center. You may go to www.framinghamdining.com for locations and hours of operation of each dining facility. Faculty members have the option of purchasing “Ram Cash” and using their ID card as a debit card in any of these locations. To purchase “Ram Cash”, you should stop by the Food Service office adjacent to the State Street Grill in the College Center.