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2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Library

Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons

Beatty Hall Second & Mezzanine Floors, 617-989-4040, Text: 617-600-5989
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Twitter/Instagram: @WITLibrary

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons is a dynamic, technology-driven space for students and faculty to 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 library’s website (

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. The library provides access to cutting-edge technology tools in our Tech Sandbox. We loan technology resources to ensure you have all you need to make projects successful.

You can borrow materials from beyond Wentworth. Through our online catalog, you can find materials in nine other local libraries, collectively known as the Fenway Libraries Online, or FLO. We’re also a member of the Fenway Library Consortium (FLC), which allows you to visit and borrow from six additional libraries in the area, as long as you remember to bring your Wentworth ID! And, if you need something that is not available through FLO or FLC, we can get it through our Interlibrary Loan service (ILL).

You can also find research assistance in the library. Walk-in assistance is available at our Reference Desk. If you need more in-depth assistance with a specific assignment, project, or theme, you can schedule a one-on-one or group session with a librarian who can offer customized help. The Schumann Library librarians prioritize helping students learn to identify and evaluate the many information resources that can be found through the library or elsewhere online, for their careers at Wentworth and beyond.

The library 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 engaged in interdisciplinary learning with classmates or looking for a solitary space.

The Schumann Library’s collections, services, technology and other resources are here to support your educational, professional and cultural needs. If you’d like additional information, come visit us, or check out the links below.  We welcome you, and look forward to helping you do, learn, and succeed.