Libraries of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College


Library News

Library System Maintenance (Friday, December 29)

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:09 -- Libstaff A
WorldCat Discovery, our online catalog, and off-campus access to subscription library databases may not be available from 8 p.m. on Friday, December 29, to 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 30. 
From the vendor:
Planned maintenance
Maintenance for all data centers is scheduled to start at 2017-12-29 20:00 Eastern Time through 2017-12-30 08:00 Eastern Time affecting the following services:
Article Exchange API, Connexion, CONTENTdm, EZproxy (hosted), FirstSearch, ILLiad, Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory API, QuestionPoint, QuestionPoint Knowledge Base API, Tipasa, VDX, VIAF API, WMS Acquisitions API, WMS Availability API, WMS Circulation API, WMS Collection Management API, WMS NCIP Service, WMS Vendor Information Center API, WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Identities API, WorldCat knowledge base API, WorldCat Local, WorldCat Metadata API, WorldCat Registry API, WorldCat Search API,, WorldShare Acquisitions, WorldShare Circulation, WorldShare Collection Manager, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, WorldShare License Manager, WorldShare License Manager API, WorldShare Record Manager, WorldShare Reports and Report Designer,
OCLC will be making significant upgrades to the supporting infrastructure for our systems on the weekend of 29-30 December 2017. We are aggregating multiple infrastructure upgrades in this single 12-hour period to minimize impact to our customers.  OCLC is performing this in late December because it is a lower usage timeframe for most member institutions.  OCLC continues efforts to minimize service disruption as these activities are completed, and we appreciate your support and patience.  
OCLC System Alerts are posted to
Please direct all system alert inquiries to OCLC Support.
Thank you,
OCLC Support
Please plan accordingly.


Upcoming Common Reader Events

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:58 -- Libstaff A


“Radio Astronomy – Mapping the Universe"

Tuesday, October 24

5-7 p.m. in Library MMA

Presentation by Dr. Jay Lockman, an astronomer with the Green Bank Observatory, a center for radio astronomy involved in the international search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) located in the National Quiet Zone, near Green Bank, West Virginia.

The program is free and open to the public. MMA is located on the ground floor of the campus library.

common reader events

A nature exhibit from Cynthia Staley

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:19 -- Libstaff A


Campus Community:

I am delighted to share with you a nature exhibit from Cynthia Staley now on display in the main lobbies of the Ruth Ann Musick Library at Fairmont State.  This is the first of what I hope to be many exhibits highlighting the good work of our faculty, staff, and students at FSU.  I am sharing below just four of the twenty-one photos now on display.  All of them are remarkable and most were taken right here in West Virginia.  Our second exhibit, coming in September, will focus on the first 50 years of Fairmont State when we were known as Fairmont State Normal School. 

We are very proud of the work of our campus community in its many forms.   


More to come,



John Lympany

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Fairmont State University

1201 Locust Avenue (129A Colebank)

Fairmont, WV 26554

304-367-4953 (W)   859-353-1542 (C)

Fake News

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:09 -- Libstaff A

Changes to library operating hours on Fridays

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:22 -- Libstaff A

Beginning this Friday February 10th, and for the remaining Fridays in this semester, the library will close at 6 p.m.   

We will, however, still be open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Thank you!


Library Hours | Spring 2017  

(Beginning Friday, February 10)

Sunday :  2 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Monday - Thursday :  7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday :     7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday :   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  


Please visit  for a full listing of library hours.


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