Hours and Information

Contact Information
Mailing Address Phone / Fax Email
Freed-Hardeman University
Loden-Daniel Library
158 E. Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
Library: 731-989-6067
AV Annex: 731-989-6068
LRL: 731-989-6937
Archives: 731-989-6789
Fax: 731-989-6065
General help: library@fhu.edu
Research aid: research@fhu.edu

Staff emails and phone numbers
Hours for Spring Semester:  January 22 - May 16, 2014
Loden-Daniel Library AudioVisual Annex
Sun:  1:00pm-4:30pm;  7:00pm-midnight
Mon:  7:15am –  midnight
Tue:  7:15am –  midnight
Wed:  7:15am –  midnight
Thu:  7:15am –  midnight
Fri:  7:15am –  5:00pm
Sat:  1:00pm –  7:00pm
Sun:  Closed
Mon:  7:30am –  11:30pm
Tue:  7:30am –  11:30pm
Wed:  7:30am-4:30pm;  9:00pm-11:30pm
Thu:  7:30am –  11:30pm
Fri:  7:30am –  4:30pm
Sat:  Closed
Learning Resource Library Archives & Special Collections
Sun:  1:00pm-4:00pm;  7:00pm-10:00pm*
Mon:  7:30am –  10:00pm*
Tue:  7:30am –  10:00pm*
Wed:  7:30am-4:30pm;  7:00pm-10:00pm*
Thu:  7:30am –  10:00pm*
Fri:  7:30am –  4:30pm
Sat:  Closed
Sun:  Closed
Mon:  10:00am –  3:00pm
Tue:  10:00am –  3:00pm
Wed:  10:00am –  3:00pm
Thu:  10:00am –  3:00pm
Fri:  10:00am –  3:00pm
Sat:  Closed
* 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.
Exceptions for all Libraries:
Closed:  Sat-Sat, March 22-29 (Spring Break Week)
Reduced Hours:  Sun, March 30; 7:00pm - midnight (Loden-Daniel only)
Reduced Hours:  Sun, March 30; 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Learning Resource Library)
Mission Statement
The mission of the Loden-Daniel Library (LDL) is to support the university by advocating the retrieval and evaluation of information through promotion of the curriculum and through the facilitation of research by students, faculty, and other customers.
Library Locations and Collections
Loden-Daniel Library
Loden-Daniel Library is located on the west side of campus between Bradfield and Hall-Roland Hall. The Library's main entrance opens towards the Commons, but a wheelchair-accessible entrance is also available on the Library's Hall-Roland side. Loden-Daniel Library is where you'll find our book collections, reference sources, and current and bound periodicals. You'll also find reading areas, study areas, and vending machines in the Loden-Daniel Library.

AudioVisual Annex
Located on the first floor of the Draughon Education Center, adjacent to the Loden-Daniel Library, the Annex houses the library's collection of audiovisual materials. The Library AV Annex provides several study rooms that accommodate video and DVD viewing, as well as listening stations for records, tapes and CDs. All audiovisual services, such as TV/VCR requests for classrooms, are handled in the Library Annex. It is also the home of the FLIX Collection, a collection of recent and classic DVDs available to the student body.

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 Adminstration 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 three copiers for public use: one color copier and one black and white copier in the Loden-Daniel Library, and one black and white copier in the AV Annex. 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 Loden-Daniel 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.

The Loden-Daniel Library has a fax machine that is available to the public. The cost to receive a fax is 25 cents a page, and the cost to send a fax is $1.50 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page. But a more affordable option might be to use the library's digital sender. The digital sender scans pages or books - just like a copy machine - and then sends a pdf version of the scans to an email address. There is no charge to use the digital sender.