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

Semester Hours

Hours for Loden-Daniel Library in the Hope Barber Shull ARC

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 - 8:00pm

Hours for Learning Resource Library

Sunday: 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

Summer Hours

Hours for Loden-Daniel Library in the Hope Barber Shull ARC

May & August Short Course (May 15-26 & August 7-18)
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
General Summer Hours (May 27 to August 6)
Sunday: Closed
Monday thru Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed

Hours for Learning Resource Library (May 15 - August 22)

Sunday: Closed
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed

Exceptions for Learning Resource Library:

*Gardner Center doors lock at 5pm. You must use the Basement entrance on the Gano side to enter after this time. Call the Learning Resource Library at 731-989-6937 if you are unable to enter the building.

Hours for Archives & Special Collections

The Historical Room, home of the University Archives and Special Collections is available by appointment only Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Please email library@fhu.edu or call 731-989-6067 for inquiries.

Exceptions for all Libraries:

Closed May 29 for Memorial Day

Closed July 4 for Independence Day

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

Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center

Loden-Daniel Library & Hope Barber Shull Library

Two libraries are located within the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center: the Loden-Daniel Library and the Hope Barber Shull Library. The Loden-Daniel Library is the two-story portion of the ARC that is located on the east side. The Loden-Daniel Library was built in 1973 and named in 1974 in honor of the parents of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Loden III. The Loden-Daniel Library was built as an addition to the former Lawhorn Library, which was built in 1956, and named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lawhorn of Temple, Texas. The Hope Barber Shull Library is the three-story, 29,000 square foot, part of the building that has been added to the west side of the Loden-Daniel Library.


The ARC provides reading and study areas, wireless Internet access, group study rooms, and a quiet room. Print and copy rooms are located on the first and second floors. The University’s Archives, Reading Room, and print stacks are located on the second floor, and the Learning Commons and Help Desk, where students can receive technology assistance for class assignments, is located near the east, first-floor entrance. During the academic year, the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center is opened 90.5 hours per week.

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 materials.

Archives & Special Collections

The Library's Archives & Special Collections share space in the ARC and 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 ARC. 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 ARC 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.