Hours and Information

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Freed-Hardeman University
FHU Library
158 E. Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340

Phone / Fax

Library: 731-989-6067
LRL: 731-989-6937
Archives: 731-989-6789
Fax: 731-989-6065

Hours for the Spring Semester (Jan 21 - May 16, 2015)

Hours For Draughon Library

Sunday: 7:00pm - midnight
Monday: 7:30am - midnight
Tuesday: 7:30am - midnight
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm; 7:00pm - midnight
Thursday: 7:30am - midnight
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Hours For Learning Resource Library1

Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; 7:00pm - 10:00pm*
Monday: 7:30am - 10:00pm*
Tuesday: 7:30am - 10:00pm*
Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:30pm; 7:00pm - 10:00pm*
Thursday: 7:30am - 10:00pm*
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed

Exceptions for Learning Resource Library:

Closed: Sun, Mar 29th (Sunday before Spring Break return)

1The Learning Resource Library will resume its regular night hours on January 22nd.

*Gardner Center requires an FHU ID card for admittance after 5pm. Call the Learning Resource Library at 731-989-6937 to gain access if you do not have a card.

Hours For Archives & Special Collections*

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed

*Also available Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm by appointment

Exceptions for all Libraries:

Closed: Mon, Jan 19th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Closed: Sat-Sat, Mar 21st-28th (Spring Break)

Library Mission


The Library's mission is to foster Christian community and scholarship among University students, faculty, and staff by providing academic resources and learning opportunities in a nurturing environment.


Helping students become learners who will change the world for the glory of God.


Our response to customer needs will be fast, friendly, and thorough.

We honor our word & our commitments to customers and honor God by doing business in an honest, open manner.

We work together as a team in the library & work with faculty & staff to enrich & improve the overall FHU experience.

We do quality work with standards of excellence & professionalism.

We continue to learn & educate ourselves in order to stay current, fresh, and innovative.

We want customers to feel at home in the library & will do what we can to make customers comfortable and welcome.

Our customer's priorities are our priorities. We take seriously our role as a support team for FHU academic programs.

Online, on-site: We ensure that our resources, staff, & services are accessible to customers whenever & wherever they need them.

Library Locations and Collections

Draughon Library

Located on the first floor of the Draughon Education Center, the Draughon Library is the transitional home for the FHU Library during the construction of the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center. The Draughon Library houses our religious collection, references sources and AV materials, including the FLIX movie collection. This is also where you can make copies, get help from librarians, or request/pick up items from our temporary storage facility.

Learning Resource Library

The Learning Resource Library (LRL) is located on the ground floor of the Gardner Center in Room G11, across from the Graduate Education Office. The LRL provides access to over 14,000 juvenile books, education periodicals, textbooks, and teaching kits. It sells many items for the classroom, such as bulletin board paper, borders and poster boards, and provides lamination, die cut, CutOut Maker, and book binding services.

Archives & Special Collections

The Library's Archives & Special Collections are found on the first floor of the Old Main Administration Building in the Roland Historical Room. Old Main is located to the north of the Draughon Education Center and west of Wallace-Gano. The Archives cover over 140 years of University history and feature nearly 30,000 objects and 500 linear feet of documents. Because of the special - and very fragile - nature of many of these materials, they can only be used on-site. Space is also available for group instruction.

Using the Library

All guests are welcome in the library, whether you are a student or employee of Freed-Hardeman or not. However, what you can check out and how long you can keep it varies for different library groups. Those specifics are covered on the library's Policies webpage, as well as how to get a library card if you aren't currently affiliated with the University.

We have a color and standard copier available for public use in the Draughon Library. The cost is $1.00 a page for color copies and 10 cents for standard copies. Please note that you are responsible for all copies made, even those made in error.

The Draughon Library also has a color printer and a black and white printer. The cost of printouts is the same as for copies: $1.00 for color and 10 cents for standard prints, though copies can be deducted from current students' $50-per-semester printing balance.