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Library Closing at Noon on November 26

Due to the announcement made by the University President, Rev. Peter M. Donahue, O.S.A., Ph.D.,  copied below, the library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26.

We wish the entire Villanova community a very happy Thanksgiving!

“Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The campus is growing quiet as students depart for Thanksgiving break, and we are all keeping a wary eye on the shifting forecast. With that in mind, the University will officially close at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26.

As our community pauses to spend time with family and friends, may we remain grateful for all that we have been given and committed to sharing our gifts with those less fortunate. Best wishes to each of you for a safe and happy Thanksgiving.”


Update: Library Database Access Restored

Access to Villanova’s electronic journals and databases was interrupted over the weekend, and service has now been restored.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Internet Explorer isn’t just clunky and slow; it’s now also a danger to your computer!



The US Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has released a major warning suggesting people stop using the popular Internet Explorer web browser until further notice. Security flaws in the browser allow malicious programs to be installed on a computer without the user’s knowledge simply by opening an email or visiting an infected website. While a fix from Microsoft is expected shortly, this may be the perfect time to upgrade to a safer, more modern browser.

For more about the security problem, check out the following news coverage:

Washington Post: “Internet Explorer bug offers yet another reason to upgrade from Windows XP

USA Today:Homeland Security: Don’t use IE due to bug

National Public Radio: “U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

As alternatives, the Library recommends the Mozilla Firefox browser, which is available for free download for all operating systems at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

The widely popular Google Chrome browser is also free for all systems athttps://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Apple’s Safari browser is free to the public for Windows and Apple Computers from https://www.apple.com/safari/

These three have no known major security flaws and work well with the library’s resources.

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You asked & we listened! Library expands 24-hour building access for Finals now through May 9.


If you’re searching for quiet areas where you can study uninterrupted and for unlimited periods of time, Falvey Memorial Library is pleased to announce the extension of areas available for 24/7 study in the building from now until Friday, May 9. The first, second and ground floors will now be available for Villanova students 24/7, in addition to the Holy Grounds lounge, Falvey Hall Lounge and Reading Room.

During this special finals hours period, be aware that from 3 a.m. until staff arrive in the morning, there will be no library services or access to the book collections on the third and fourth floors – but we can promise you plenty of peace and quiet!

A public safety officer will be in the building and making walk-throughs to provide an additional measure of security, in addition to the CCTV surveillance cameras we have in place.

Be sure to bring your Wildcard to gain access to the building.

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Easter Holiday Library Hours

ChurchIn compliance with the University holiday schedule, Falvey Memorial Library will be closed Friday, April 18, through Monday, April 21. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22. The Falvey Hall 24-hour lobby and reading room and Falvey Library’s 24-hour lounge will be available as study space throughout the holiday weekend.




Alert: University and Library Closed on Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: March 2, 2014
  • Filed Under: Alerts

Due to the impending bad weather, Villanova University, including Falvey Memorial Library, and Villanova School of Law will be closed on Monday, March 3, 2014.

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Alert: University and Library Closed 2/13

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: February 13, 2014
  • Filed Under: Alerts

Villanova University and Falvey Memorial Library are closed due to inclement weather on February 13, 2014. The main 24-hour lounge and Old Falvey 24-hour spaces should be available as long as snow doesn’t block the doors and as long as power outages don’t occur.


Power Restored to Main Campus: Library Hours Friday – Sunday

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: February 6, 2014
  • Filed Under: Alerts

With the welcome announcement that power had been restored to main campus, we will offer library hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 2/7/14. Limited services will be available. We will also maintain our regular weekend hours of Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. (noon) to 12 a.m. (midnight).

Until the proxy server can be restarted, you can access library resources through the University gateway.

We hope everyone is safe, warm and well fed.


University Closed Due to Weather

  • Posted by: David Lacy
  • Posted Date: February 5, 2014
  • Filed Under: Alerts

Wednesday February 5th, 2014

Villanova University and Law School are closed due to bad weather. This includes the Falvey Library.

Day and evening classes are cancelled.


Library will open for study 5-10 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 22

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: January 22, 2014
  • Filed Under: Alerts

Although the University is closed today, January 22, the Library will open from 5-10 p.m. with very limited services.

Please contact Public Safety at 610-519-6979 if you have concerns about campus sidewalks, parking lots and driveways.


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Last Modified: January 22, 2014