See how to access the library's online resources from off campus, borrow materials from our print collections and borrow materials from other libraries when you are teaching or enrolled in one of our distance learning or extended campus courses.
As a Fitchburg State faculty or student member you are issued a unique Falcon Key username and password from the Technology Department when you teach or enroll in a course/program. Whenever you are prompted to login to the library's databases and subscription resources from off campus, use your Falcon Key to login just as you do for Blackboard.
Don't know your Falcon Key?
Students and faculty can obtain their Falcon Key account information from the Technology Help Desk; you will need to provide them with your Banner ID number.
In an extended campus course/program and haven't received a Banner Student ID number because your paperwork is in progress? Contact Linda LeBlanc (978) 665-3062 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a temporary guest login to use.
Faculty/Staff Falcon Key:
Student Falcon Key:
When you are off-campus and you click on the link for a database, e-journal, etc., from the library's website you will be prompted to enter your Falcon Key login information. Once you enter it you should be taken directly into that resource and can begin using it. You will only be prompted to login once for each online session. Need help selecting a database? Subject guides provide you a list of top resources for that subject and other information to help you get started or contact the librarians for research and reference assistance. You can use the drop down lists below to select a specific database or subject guide.
From the Library's website at library.fitchburgstate.edu, use the discovery Resources Search box to search all of the library's collections or go to the Research section to go to a specific resource.
This service is useful when you have a citation for an article that you want to track down, know a specific journal that you want to use or just want to browse by subject for journals (both print and electronic) that the Gallucci-Cirio Library subscribes to. It lets you type in the name of a journal that you are looking for.
You can access the journal locator search tool using the link below or via the Research section of our library website.
Use the Library's Traditional Catalog directly via the Research section of the library's website to locate books, CDs, and etc. that are available in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library. Searching is available from on and off campus with no login required unless you want to access your library catalog account or click on an e-Book or e-Journal.
In the Gallucci-Cirio Library:
The Course Reserves Service is provided for faculty members who have materials that they want available for use by the students in their course(s). This service is available for all Fitchburg State faculty and accessible to all students in on-campus, distance learning and extended campus courses. At the end of the semester usage statistics for each course's reserve items are available to the professor.
The Reserve Desk (also part of the Circulation Desk) is a physical location where faculty provide books (personal copies and/or library copies), articles, CDs, videos, etc. for student use within the Library or for short loans.
Reserve items are maintained on the bookcase located behind the Circulation Desk. The items are placed under the name of the professor who requested they be put on reserve. All reserve items are listed online in our Library 's Catalog; click on the Course Reserves button and search by professor or course name.
Faculty at extended campus locations may request Gallucci-Cirio Library-owned materials to be sent to their course location to be placed in a secure area for their students to use; please contact us at email@example.com to make arrangements.
Student Access to the Course Reserves Desk at the Library: