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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Access to Library Resources from Off-Campus
Computing Policy
Borrowing, Interlibrary Loan, & Fines Policy
Food, Drink, Recycling, & Trash Policy
Quiet Study & Cell Phone Policy
Group Study Room Policy
Animal Policy
Access Policy
Friends of the Library Policy

  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.

Both libraries provide guest computers with access to our online catalog. We do not provide open internet or computer access to users other than current F&M faculty, students and staff who have active Net IDs. We can provide one-time desktop access to visitors with a direct connection to the college (i.e. alumni, prospective and current parents, FPS spouses/partners and campus speakers). Library staff can log in these visitors and record the transaction. At all times, priority is given to current F&M faculty, students and staff. Access to Library databases is restricted to current F&M faculty, students and staff due to license agreements.

The library can not be held liable for materials viewed and used. Displaying adult websites on public computers in the presence of others could be construed as sexual harassment. Please refer to the following College policies:

Fines for a recalled book are $1.00 per day, per book. The cost for lost books is a minimum of $70.

Materials either currently checkedout or not held by F&M can be obtained or borrowed from another lending library, using Interlibrary Loan or E-Z Borrow (books only). ILL articles do not need to be returned. ILL books can be renewed after the 30-day borrowing period, however some lending libraries may not allow for renewal. E-Z Borrow books can be renewed online (as described above). ILL fines are $1.00 per day after a 1 week grace period. Overdue E-Z Borrow books are $0.25 per day, per book.

Sealed drinks are permitted throughout the libraries. Food is only permitted in the Shadek-Fackenthal Periodicals Reading Room, and in the Martin Library "Snack Area" (near Periodicals). Blue (drink containers) and Green (office paper) recycling units can be found throughout the libraries. Please clean up all trash when done working at any study space or public computer.

Quiet study can be found on the 2nd and 3rd levels of both Shadek-Fackenthal and Martin. Quiet study is self-maintaining and self-policing, but please consult with us if you are unable to encourage quiet study. You may use your cell phone in the library lobbies, foyers, and stairwells. Be kind to your fellow students and avoid unnecessary disturbances!

Group study rooms can be found throughout Shadek-Fackenthal and Martin. Some spaces allow for groups of 6 to 8 students. While discussion in study rooms is permissable, please be aware that these rooms are not sound-proof. Study rooms may be reserved by F&M students, faculty and staff at the circulation desk at each library.

These situations include persons bringing pets, service animals, or therapy animals into Library buildings. Animals are not allowed in library buildings unless they are registered service or therapy animals. Service and therapy animals must be registered with the Office of Disability Services in order to be allowed in Library buildings. For more information, please see F&M's official service animal policy.

Visitors are welcome to use the collections and services of the College Library during regular posted building hours for as long as the doors remain open (fob access only starting at 9pm on most nights). Most computers in the library require College issued usernames and passwords, and are primarily intended for use of databases restricted by licensed agreement. Community users browsing our online catalog, seeking information published by the federal government, or wishing to access .edu, .gov, or .mil websites are welcome to use the guest computers for these purposes.

The primary clientele of the College Library are the current students, faculty and professional staff of Franklin & Marshall College. Our first objective is to meet the academic needs of this clientele and ensure their reasonable access to the resources and services of the libraries. Other users may be asked to yield to the needs of our primary users.

The College Library reserves the right to enforce policies on food, drink, smoking, or established building rules and guidelines. Those who abuse privileges will be asked to leave, and may no longer be permitted to use College Library facilities. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Parents must supervise children and remind them that others may be studying or working on projects that require a quiet environment.

F&M Students yes F&M ID 50 yes all
F&M FPS yes F&M ID 100 yes all
F&M Spouses yes F&M ID 50 yes .edu, .gov
F&M Dependents1 yes F&M ID 5 yes .edu, .gov
F&M Retirees yes F&M ID 100 yes all
F&M Alumni yes F&M ID 5 no .edu, .gov
F&M Alumni Spouses yes F&M ID 5 no .edu, .gov
ACLCP Schools - Faculty, Staff & Students 2 yes FOL card 5 no .edu, .gov
Lancaster Theological Seminary - Faculty yes FOL card 5 no .edu, .gov
Lancaster Theological Seminary - Students yes FOL card 5 no .edu, .gov
PA School of Art & Design yes FOL card 5 no .edu, .gov
PA Academy of Music yes FOL card 5 no .edu, .gov
Lancaster Bible College no none 0 no .edu, .gov
Colleges not indicated no none 0 no .edu, .gov
North Museum (not volunteers) yes F&M ID 5 yes all
Friends of the Library yes FOL card 5 no .edu, .gov
Friends of the College yes F&M ID 5 no .edu, .gov
CTY Staff yes CTY ID 50 no .edu, .gov
CTY Students 3 no none 0 no .edu, .gov
Archives Visitors no none 0 no .edu, .gov
High School Students 4 no none 0 no .edu, .gov
Jr. High Students no none 0 no .edu, .gov
Elementary School Students no none 0 no .edu, .gov

1- A dependent is no longer considered as such upon reaching the age of 21 years.

2 - Albright, Alvernia, Bloomsburg, Bucknell, Dickinson, Dickinson Law, Elizabethtown, Gettysburg, HACC, Juniata, Kutztown, LVC, Lycoming, Messiah, Millersville, Penn College of Technology, Penn State Harrisburg, Shippensburg, State Library of PA, Susquehanna, US Army War College, Wilson, York

3 - CTY may use computers if supervised by CTY staff

4 - High School students must be accompanied by an adult, unless a student is 18 years of age.

The Friends of the Library at Franklin & Marshall College was organized in October 1986 as a prelude to the bicentennial celebration of the College. The purpose of the Friends is to advance the Library as a cultural and historical resource both within the College and in the larger community by providing support for development of library collections beyond the confines of the instructional program. We hope, moreover, to instill among the students who pass through its doors a sense of the Library as something more than a place to study and a warehouse of books.

Books, however, are uppermost on the agenda of the Friends. The primary use of membership dues is for books and manuscripts whose acquisition would not normally be possible using the funds supplied by the College for regular library purchases. These may include examples of contemporary book making from small presses, additions to established rare books and manuscript collections (such as the Unger-Bassler Collection of German Americana), or simply desirable works too expensive to be purchased otherwise.

The activities of the Friends include public lectures featuring speakers who address a variety of topics relating to books, libraries, collecting and preservation. Members of the Friends of the Library also receive borrowing privileges to all circulating library collections (as noted in the Access Policy). In-library Internet access is limited to the domains .edu, .gov and .mil.

Friends must be 21 years of age. Membership is open to all who wish to consider themselves Friends of the Franklin & Marshall College Library in the following membership categories:

Active - Single $25.00
Active - Couple $35.00
Contributing $50.00
Sustaining $100.00
Patron $250.00 and above

The membership year begins January 1. Initial membership beginning after July will run until the second succeeding year.

Current F&M students and Seniors 65+ are invited to join the Friends at the rate of $5.00 per year.

To join, please drop us a note with your Name, Address and Membership Contribution, or print and complete the online Friends of the Library application (PDF), and send to:

Friends of the F&M College Library
Shadek-Fackenthal Library
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003


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