Access resources from on campus

Connection is automatic if you are on the campus network. Go to the Library Catalog or Journal Finder to check F&M access.

Access resources from off campus

  1. Download Cisco AnyConnect
  2. Install Cisco AnyConnect on your computer
  3. Launch Cisco AnyConnect
    • Enter server:
    • Hit Connect
    • Enter your F&M NetID & password
  4. Disconnect when done
NOTE: If you're using a mobile device, click here for instructions.

Log in to your library account

You can log in to your library account using the 13-digit code on the back and the last 4 digits on the front of your F&M ID. Use your account to renew books, see a list of checked-out items, and check on due dates.

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Mission Statement

The Library supports the mission of the College by providing scholarly resources vital to liberal education and by teaching the research skills necessary for lifelong learning. The Library is committed to developing knowledgeable information consumers. With this in mind, librarians and professional staff partner with faculty and students to enable effective discovery, access, evaluation and ethical use of information.

The Library will:
  • select and preserve materials in appropriate formats that reflect the accumulated knowledge of humanity;
  • provide access to scholarly resources in appropriate formats to support the curriculum;
  • provide well-equipped and comfortable spaces conducive to scholarly study, research, and the exchange of ideas;
  • instruct and guide the college community in the use and interpretation of information resources and technologies;
  • maintain and preserve the history of the College and its environs through its archives;
  • hire and retain a progressive and professional staff attuned to the academic needs of the college community;
  • create / purchase and maintain systems to provide reliable access to information;
  • continuously assess programs, services and collections;
  • cooperate with appropriate departments on campus to maximize information resources and services;
  • actively participate in regional and national library organizations to ensure effective service provision.

Adopted October 1993; revised 1999, 2004, 2009

Shadek-Fackenthal Library & Martin Library of the Sciences

Shadek-Fackenthal Library (SFL)                              Martin Library of the Sciences (MLS)

Shadek-Fackenthal was constructed in 1938 and renovated in 1983. Holdings include American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Athletics, Business, Classics, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Film, Government, History, Music, Philosophy, Psychology journals, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theater.

Martin Library of the Sciences was built 1990 (dedicated 1991). Holdings include Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Environment, Health Sciences Information Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Archives & Special Collections.

Library annual report for 2010-2011 (PDF). Library six-year statistics for 2005-2011 (HTM).


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