Building Hours

May 21st through August 3rd
Mon - Fri - 7:30AM - 5PM
Sat & Sun  - CLOSED

Summer Holiday Closings
Monday, May 28th
Wednesday, July 4th 

Research Help Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8:00AM-5:00PM 
Sun. & Sat. CLOSED

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Research Phone: 
Call: 785-639-6180


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Get started with a quick search of the catalog and multiple databases.
Search for magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles.
Search Digital Archives to find digitized photos, FHSU theses, yearbooks, and more.
Search Books & More to find books & e-books, print & e-journals, DVDs, CDs, government documents, & more.

What am I Searching?

  • Full-text articles from more than 80,000 journals. For more article content, see Articles and Databases.
  • Everything from the Forsyth Library Catalog: books, ebooks, videos, FHSU theses, and more.
  • Digital images, FHSU yearbooks and athletic programs, and Sternberg Museum fossils from the Forsyth Library Digital Collections.

Search across these sources all at once, or filter your search to those items most interesting to you.

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Borrowing Books and Resources

Items on open shelves are available for anyone to use in the library. A valid FHSU employee or student ID card or a Forsyth Library community borrower card must be presented to check out materials.

Borrowers are responsible for understanding the policies related to any library material they check out. Fines and fees will be charged for materials returned past the time and/or date due. Disregard for library policies may result in permanent suspension of Forsyth Library borrowing privileges.

The table below provides a brief overview of loan periods for various materials. Consult our complete circulation policy for information regarding renewals, fines, and fees.

  Fac. / Staff Graduate


Most Books
120 days 60 days 21 days 21 days
Special Collections 21 days 21 days 7 days 7 days
Course Reserves
4 hours 4 hours 4 hours --
Laptops Used In Library
-- 4 hours 4 hours --
Laptops Used Outside Library
3 days 3 days 3 days --
3 days 3 days 3 days --
Accessories 3 days 3 days 3 days --


Books are from the library's general, juvenile, and government documents collections.

Special Collections include materials found in the University Archives and Special Collections rooms. These may be circulated for a limited time only * with permission * from the University Archivist.

Course Reserves are kept behind the Learning Commons Desk. These are generally physical items that support specific courses.

Laptops for use in the library are newer computers that may only be checked out by FHSU-enrolled students. They may not be taken from the library.

Technology equipment (laptops, tablets, cameras, video recorders, projectors, screens, etc.) may be checked out by FHSU students, staff, and faculty. Only one like item of technology may be checked out to an individual at any one time. Any exceptional requests require advance approval.

Technology accessories include cords, adaptors, tripods, and other items used with technology equipment.


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