Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons

Beatty Hall Second and Mezzanine Floors
(617) 989-4040, Text: (617) 600-5989
Website: http://library.wit.edu/home
Fenway Library Organization (FLO)
Circulation Desk: circdesk@wit.edu
Reference Desk: ref@wit.edu
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About

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is a dynamic, technology-driven space where students and faculty can collaborate and learn. The library is open seven days per week during the semester and offers extended hours during final exam periods. For the most current information about our hours, check the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons website.

Collections

Our librarians select materials in multiple subjects to meet the curricular, informational, and educational needs of the Wentworth community. The collection includes physical and digital access to books, journals, databases, and multimedia, with new resources added regularly.

Technology Sandbox

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons provides access to cutting-edge technology tools in the Lloyd Andres Carney Technology Sandbox. Located on the first level, the Tech Sandbox provides 3D printing and scanning to print 3D models. The library loans technology resources—including digital cameras, 360-degree cameras, Arduinos, and Raspberry Pis—to students and is constantly adding new technology to our lending library. Visit the website for updates.

Borrowing

Materials from beyond Wentworth can also be borrowed through our online FLO catalog, featuring nine other FLO libraries. If something is not available through FLO, we can get it through our Interlibrary Loan service (ILL). Walk-in research assistance is available at the library's Reference Desk.

Wentworth community members who work, own property, or live (even temporarily, as a student) in Massachusetts are eligible to borrow materials from the Boston Public Library. Online registration affords you access to BPL's e-resources, and you may upgrade your privileges to borrow physical materials if you appear in person with proof of your eligibility. Visit the BPL website for more information about borrowing. You can also call (617) 536-5400, or email ask@bpl.org.

Research Help

Walk-in research assistance is available at the library's Reference Desk. If you need more in-depth assistance with a specific assignment, project, or theme, a one-on-one or group session can be scheduled with a librarian who can offer customized help. The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons librarians prioritize helping students learn to identify and evaluate the many information resources that can be found on site, or online, for their careers at Wentworth and beyond. For more information about research help, visit the website

Study Space

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is also a great place to study. With eight high-tech group study rooms, a quiet reading room, and many flexible collaboration areas, you will find a spot that fits your needs, whether you are engaged in interdisciplinary learning with classmates or looking for a solitary space. For more information about reserving study spaces, visit the website.

Fenway Library Organization

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is a member of the Fenway Library Organization (FLO), which gives Wentworth students and faculty access to more than three million volumes and numerous other online databases, resources and services. Presentation of a valid Wentworth ID is all that is needed to use or borrow books at Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Simmons University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Museum of Fine Arts Library, New England Conservatory of Music, New England College of Optometry, Roxbury Community College, Suffolk University, and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Information about the collections in the above libraries (identifying the members of Fenway Libraries Online) is available through the library website