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Consumer Reports Online Available Now!
We now provide online access to Consumer Reports anywhere
you have an Internet connection. Start at
www.framinghamlibrary.org and follow the link on the left of the page to Databases. Or,
Click the bookcase below to use reference ebooks
Free Resume, Computer,
and eBook & Zinio Help!
Drop-in resume, computer, and eBook & Zinio help is now available upstairs in the Main
Please call 508-532-5570 x4361 for details.
Drop-in Resume Help
Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and
job-search strategies most Tuesday mornings from
10am-12:30pm, except October 21. Please call 508-532-5570 x4361 for details.
Drop-in Computer Help
& Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm or by appointment
Main Library Reference Desk
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.
@ Framingham Public Library
The Creation Station offers access to advanced software
applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and
Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. Please
see staff at our Reference Department to get started.
The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously
provided funding for much of the Creation Station.
on the Creation Station:
Adobe Creative Suite 6:
Photoshop CS6, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional CS6, Illustrator CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, InDesign CS6, Fireworks CS6, Extension Manager CS6, Media Encoder CS6, ExtendedScript Toolkit CS6, Adobe Bridge CS6
Microsoft Office 2010:
Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access, InfoPath, OneNote, SharePoint Workspace
Visio 2013, Project 2013, Visual Studio 2012, QuickBooks Premier Edition 2012,
Windows MovieMaker, VLC, RealPlayer
Got Questions? We've Got Answers.
Do you want help doing some research?
We'll help explore topics, identify quality print and electronic sources, and provide style manuals to suit every requirement.
Do you have a book about...? Yes. We have access to recommendations for readers on a wide range of subjects-many bibliographies, book review sources, best seller lists, editors choices from professional journals and virtual book stores.
Do you have local information about...? In the Framingham Room you can find extensive local history and genealogy. In addition, the library is a depository for local government documents and current information. The reference staff will guide you.
Anything else staff can do? Need a tax form, a map of Framingham, bus schedules, your local property tax assessment, travel directions, voter registration form, precinct voting locations, the weather last January, museum passes, internet access, old newspaper microfilm, job resources, the value of your car, song lyrics, a poem?
The Reference Staff is here to help on the third floor of the Main Library. Remember to Look Here First or ask your question online at
Reference Department Blog
Job Searching Guides
Helpful handouts from a recent Reference Department
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.
Go to our
databases page with your library card to take advantage of the Novelist
guide to fiction for all ages; periodical indexes
for magazines and newspapers; the World
Book Online; and more online databases.
In addition to our own Framingham Public Library databases, you have
access to additional databases at
www.mlin.org, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
website. All you need is your library card number to use all of
Boston Public Library Cards
As a resident of Massachusetts, you are entitled to register for a library card at Boston Public
Library, which allows you to access BPL's many online
databases. If you don't yet have a BPL card, you can register
online for an ecard at
www.bpl.org/general/circulation/ecards.htm. This quick and
simple process will instantly provide you with a library card number
that allows you to use these databases.
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.
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.