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Your University Library: What You REALLY Need to Know About Falvey

tempfalvey2Bring your Villanova University Wildcard: to enter the library, to check out books, DVDs, CDs, library laptops and reserve readings, to use a group study room, to print, and much more…

Use the public computers for research, word processing, e-mail and other applications. Other helpful services include wireless connectivity, printing, photocopying, scanning and the library print center.

holygroundsNeed a late night place to study? Try the after-hours 24/7 study lounge. When the library is closed, enter by swiping your Wildcard at the exterior lounge door.

The library home page is your gateway to Falvey’s riches: resources, collections and services.

Check out the library catalog for print and web holdings: books, magazines, DVDs and videotapes, audio books, current bestsellers and more.

Where are the books? There are three floors of circulating books. Library materials have Library of Congress (LC) call numbers, not Dewey Decimal, so items are shelved alphabetically by the first letters of the call number, and then numerically (LA229.P34).

Where are the magazines, newspapers and journals? Toward the back of the main floor and shelved by LC classification. Many are online, so check the library catalog. Ask us if you need help finding articles on a topic.


Can’t find what you need? Use E-ZBorrow and interlibrary loan to borrow items not owned by Falvey (free of charge).

Need a good job? Falvey employs students in many departments, such as events, circulation, stacks management, interlibrary loan, course reserves and resource management. Call 610-519-4291 or stop by the Director’s Office on the 2nd floor.

Need help? Post a question, ask at the Information desk or call 610-519-4270. alfred

Need help with research? Ask a research librarian, make an appointment, call 610-519-4273 or e-mail your query.

Above all, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.

We are here to connect you to the information you need! Send us your suggestions. We are committed to your success!

Research librarian Alfred Fry photograph by Luisa Cywinski


Announcing the APA 6th edition: Keep in style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, is now available at the library. Consultation copies are located at the Information Desk and in the Reference Collection, and one copy is available for borrowing.

Keep in style with these new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association resources:

* -Learn the basics from APA’s tutorial.

* -APA now has a blog! Post questions and read more about APA style.

* -Manage your citations: RefWorks has updated its software. Access RefWorks at the library home page.

* -Manage your citations: EndNote promises a revised output style soon. To install EndNote on an off-campus computer, come to the Falvey front desk and borrow a CD to take home for 3 days.

By Barbara Quintiliano; from a post on the Nursing blog


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Last Modified: September 2, 2009