The Library at Fitchburg State University is open to the public and welcomes public patrons.  Public patrons 18 and older may also apply for a Special ID library card which will enable them to borrow non-restricted circulating materials from the Library.

Computer Use

Public patrons are able to use the 1st floor open area computers to access library databases and online journals by having library staff log them onto the computers with a guest account. Fitchburg State students, faculty and staff have priority for the library’s computers and equipment. Public patrons may be asked to give up their computers if students, faculty or staff are waiting. Children under 14 may use a computer with their parent/guardian nearby. 

Printing & Copying

Public patrons may use the copier/printer by purchasing a Fitchburg State Guest OneCard and placing money on it to make copies. Guest One Cards can be purchased from any Card Management Center (CMC - locations) on campus and at the OneCard Office (Anthony Building, room 118). 

Wireless Access

Wi-Fi guest access is available on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Library.

Study Room Use

Public patrons cannot reserve study rooms. However, during the summer, winter break and spring break they can occupy a study room until a Fitchburg State University user with a confirmed reservation arrives.

Revised May 2022