Proceeds from our sales

All money raised through book sales, merchandise sales, and such things as local grocery donation programs and individual charitable donations are used to fund various needs of the library

Library Equipment
Indus 9000 Book Scanner

In the past, funds have been distributed to purchase an overhead book scanner (right), large-format printers, and water bottle filter systems.  If you have a suggestion for equipment for the library, email us at

University Archives resident scholar program

Each year the FMTL sets aside $1,500 to fund travel grants for non-local researchers and scholars who wish to conduct research in the Archives. The grants, used for travel, food, and lodging, are for up to $750 and are awarded each March for travel in that calendar year.

Recent recipients have included:

  • coming soon…

For further information and application instructions, see Travel Grants on the LIbrary’s website.

University Archives summer intern

Since 2015, FMTL has set aside $5000 per year to support a graduate student intern in the University Archives each summer.  The applicants are typically completing graduate coursework in a Library and Information Science program at other universities and use this 3-moth placement to give them real-world archival experience.  Often they are given a new collection to fully catalog and/or preserve, depending on their skills and the needs of the Archives in any given year.

Se the recent article by Lindsay Hiltunen, University Archivist, in the FTML Views newsletter for fall 2017.

Art in the Library

Over the course of nearly a decade, FMTL dedicated a portion of its annual proceeds to purchase art for the library, usually from local and regional artists.  We are currently working on a comprehensive catalog of the art in the library which should be up in early 2018.