Whether you are writing a paper, looking
nutrition advice, or browsing appliances on Consumer Reports,
you can use our
available 24/7 with your library card.
encyclopedias, journal articles, and more! Citations included for most
And if you're in the mood for entertainment, have a
look at our
Digital page to see what you can download from the
library for free.
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 December 23 & 30. Please call 508-532-5570 x4361 for details.
For more job help:
Job Resources at the Framingham Public
Writing an Effective Resume
Helpful Job Searching Websites
For even more resources see our information guide
Finding a Great Job.
Drop-in Computer Help
& 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
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,
page for information about our computers, printers, scanner,
Wi-Fi, and more.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If you do not see
the book or article you were looking for in our
Minuteman Catalog, call or
e-mail us and we will see if we can still
get it for you through
Or, you may
suggest an item for FPL to consider
Print tax forms are available at both
libraries during tax season. Please call us at 508-532-5570
e-mail us) to inquire about availability.
If you would like to print your own forms, please visit:
The main Library's microfilm collection
dates back to 1871 with the Framingham Gazette and
continues right up through the present
with the MetroWest
Some years are missing, so please call or
e-mail us so that we can check for
availability. In addition to local Framingham papers, we also
have selected years of the Boston Globe and the New
York Times. (Also available
If you are unable to come into the
library, and if you know a specific date of an article or
obituary you are looking for, call or
e-mail us and we will do a simple search
for you. We will copy and mail the information back to you
($0.20 a page plus the cost of postage), or we can scan and
e-mail it to you as an attachment. We process these requests in
the order that they are received, but feel free to stop in
anytime to conduct the search yourself if you need the
Framingham Local History
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.
our local history guides for details
about this collection.
Framingham Oral History
Genealogy: A Pathfinder
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
View a small
sampling of the historic photographs here.