Fairmont State University Library


COVID-19 : Library Service Updates

Are your books due or overdue?

Email us   askalibrarian@fairmontstate.edu   and we can renew your books. Make sure to include your full name in the email. Don't worry about late fees; we are waiving all overdue fines for the rest of the semester.

Returning Materials

Please hold on to any library materials you currently have.  The campus is closed so we cannot check them in.  We will notify you when these materials can safely be returned.  In the meantime, you can let us know what you have and we can renew them for you.

Requesting Materials

Continue to submit requests for journal articles (called photocopies) in Interlibrary Loan—a tab near the top of the library’s homepage. When the material is received at the Library, we will deliver it electronically. Physical books and media cannot be borrowed at this time.

ILLiad (interlibrary loan) is used to request materials not owned by the Fairmont State Library. Log in with your username and password. First-time users will need to answer a few contact information questions before requesting.

Research Help

Moving to a remote operation doesn’t mean you’re left alone to navigate information questions. Reference librarians are available online to work with you on your research in a way that is convenient for you.

Get an answer to your research questions from a librarian using our chat service. See that blue “Ask Us” button in the top right corner of our homepage?

Did you know we own several thousand e-books? Our E-Books tabs lets you explore the entire collection. Additionally, we subscribe to 80 databases across multiple subjects. Our Databases tab is where you begin your search for articles in our collection.


The library will no longer be scanning textbook pages from inside the library

The library will no longer be scanning textbook pages from inside the library. Please contact your instructor or a classmate and ask him/her to take photos of textbook pages to send to you.


The Fairmont State Library will be closed until further notice

The library is now closed to all on-site traffic until further notice.

In addition, the Starbucks and Starbucks computer lab in the library are also now closed.

Interlibrary loan articles can still be ordered, but print books cannot be requested as mail is not being delivered to the library.

Digital library resources are still available at https://library.fairmontstate.edu.

Ebooks, articles, streaming video, and other electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 from the library homepage. Use the "Ask Us" button in the upper right corner of the page to chat with a Librarian.