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Job SearchFree Weekly Resume & Computer Help
Drop-in resume and computer help is available upstairs in the Main Library Reference Department!




Drop-in Resume Help  
Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies most Tuesday mornings from 10am-12:30pm, except for June 9. Please call 508-532-5570 x4361 for details.

For more job help:
Job Resources at the Framingham Public Library
Writing an Effective Resume
Helpful Job Searching Websites

For even more resources see our information guide Finding a Great Job.

Drop-in Computer Help
Drop-in Computer Help
Mondays 12:00-2:00pm
Tuesdays
11:00am–2:00pm
Wednesdays 11:00am–2:00pm

Thursdays 11:00am–2:00pm
Fridays 11:00am–2:00pm

Device Advice
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm

Drop-in to learn how to use Overdrive, Zinio or Hoopla to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music or movies.

Bring your ereader, tablet or smartphone with you. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

Please call the Reference Desk at 508-532-5570 x4361 for more information.

Can't make it to Device Advice? Make an appointment! Submit our online appointment form or call 508-532-5570 x4361 and we will get back to you to set up a convenient time for your one-on-one session.

Library Computers, Printing, and Wi-Fi
See our Technology page for information about our computers, printers, scanner, Wi-Fi, and more.

Framingham Local History
The Framingham local history collection is located in the reference department of the main library. This collection has noncirculating materials in various formats, which contribute to a history of Framingham and its residents, past and present. Catalogued materials are listed in the online catalog by author, title, and subject. The reference staff is available to assist in the use of these materials during regular service hours. 
See our local history guides for details about this collection.
- Framingham History
- Framingham Oral History Videos
- Framingham Genealogy
- Family Genealogies
- Genealogy: A Pathfinder

Local History Additions
The Reference department proudly announces two new additions to our local history collection! We have gathered a collection of more than 80 postcards depicting Framingham in an era before telephones were commonly used. If you would like to add to this collection, we would be happy to be the recipient of your old post cards. Please come take a look at the Framingham Public Library Postcard Collection (Framrm Locked Case 383.122).
We have also created a collection of many historic photographs depicting aspects of life in Framingham. The photos are stored in boxes each with subject indexes. Our long-term plan is to digitize all of these materials and make them available on the library website, but for now please visit the library and enjoy these unique collections.
View a small sampling of the historic photographs here.
New!
South FraminghamLocal History - South Framingham
Local History - South FraminghamLocal History - South Framingham

'78Yearbooks have been Digitized
Thanks to Boston Public Library, our Framingham High School yearbooks have been digitized and are available for viewing and downloading on the Internet Archive.

There are 84 Framingham High yearbooks in total, spanning from 1931-2012. (Both North and South High schools are included for the years when there were two high schools.)



 

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