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This year, I am most thankful for the Library.

It’s Thanksgiving week and to celebrate the holiday, this article was written by Kallie Stahl, graduate assistant on the Library Events & Outreach team. She is currently pursuing her MA in communication at Villanova University.


Happy Thanksgiving! It’s that time of year again, the day we all take a moment to appreciate the blessings in our lives: family, friends, the ability to pursue dreams at Villanova and much more! As you reflect during this day of thanks (while watching football and eating pumpkin pie), don’t forget about the little things, those small everyday moments that are easy to take for granted. That being said, keep in mind the hardworking staff at Falvey Memorial Library who are here to assist you during your academic journey.

Give thanks to the Library for providing these helpful resources!

24 Hour Study Lounge and Reading Room

Are you a night owl or an early riser? Do you enjoy studying in calming silence or amongst the conversations of others? Have no fear – whatever your study habits, the Library has a space for you. The first floor lounge (perfect for studying with a group of friends) and the reading room (great for reflection and concentration) are open 24 hours for your convenience. Whether you’re finishing a research paper or studying for finals, be sure to take advantage of these locations!

Research Assistance

No matter what stage you’re at in the research process, the librarians at Falvey are here to help. Have a question? Stop by the Library! Your subject librarian can assist you in accruing the right sources for any assignment. If you prefer working from your dorm, visit the library’s website to live chat with a librarian. There are many helpful tips and tools available through Falvey, many of which are accessible online.

Holy Grounds

You never know when hunger will strike (and it usually does at the most inconvenient times … i.e. when you have no food). Rushing to get to class? Forgot to go grocery shopping? Have no fear, Holy Grounds is open all day. During a study session, grab yourself a bagel, sandwich, pretzel or salad and keep working! The greatest gift of all is the distribution of that marvelous caffeinated beverage. Coffee is brewed fresh all day – need I say more?

Free Printing

You can print for “free” at the Library with a valid Wildcard (if you stay under your VPrint limit, as determined by your college). Don’t waste unnecessary funds on printer ink and paper. Save yourself time and effort, exploit the library’s printing (and scanning) resources.


Everyone needs a study break, and while Netflix is pretty awesome, the website may not provide the movie(s) you are searching for. Call me old fashioned, but there’s something nice about watching a DVD, plus who doesn’t enjoy the special features? But when you finish watching a movie on DVD, it sadly does not suggest and provide similar movies to view. Some might view this as unfortunate, but a DVD may help you stick to your study schedule. Drop by the Library in your free time to check out a variety of novels, films and music.

Be thankful for your collegiate adventure and those that are helping you achieve your goals. Happy Thanksgiving, Wildcats!



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Last Modified: November 25, 2015

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