Five Towns College is proud to have an established and voluminous library appropriate for its student body which supports its institutional mission. The library’s mission is to support and enhance learning, instruction, and research at Five Towns College by providing appropriate personnel, facilities, materials and services to meet the informational needs of the entire College community. The Five Towns College Library is located in the main building and the Graduate Library which is replete with the esteemed sheet music of Richard Hayman, musical director and arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra for over 30 years, is located in the lower level of Melody Hall. The Graduate Library also houses the College’s Writing Center. There, one-on-one mentoring and tutoring are provided to assist students become successful writers during their time at Five Towns College.
The libraries offer both print and digital resources; and, a large collection of media to support the curricula. In addition to hardcopies of texts and other research aids, students can check out music and films. Textbooks, items on teacher reserve, and reference materials can also be used in the library. Electronic research databases for all major degree areas and a full-text 125,000 volume digital library allow students to conduct research remotely, from any location where Internet access is available. The digital library and all of the research databases are available through Blackboard.
The library’s online catalog, Eos, is also available anywhere, anytime, so students can check for availability. If not, resources can be obtained either through inter-library loan or by submitting an acquisition request to one of the librarians. Students can get help finding and citing information, printing out their research papers, reading the daily newspapers, obtaining sheet music or a monologue for an audition, browsing the latest periodicals, or just checking out a good book to read or film to watch at the college library. A great way to spend time and have a productive and successful semester awaits in either venue.
Computer Services: The Library provides both PC and Mac computers for student use. All computers are equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite.
Listening and Viewing Stations: There are listening stations equipped to play vinyl, CD, and audio cassette formats. There are also televisions with VHS and DVD players. Students must have a Five Towns College identification card to request headphones from the Media Center.
Keyboards: There are keyboards available for students to practice on.
Photocopying Services: A fee-based photocopier is available for student use. Students are encouraged to use the scanner. Students should be aware of copyright laws which are posted in the library.