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Welcome, Wildcats! Check Out this Guide for an Overview of the Library’s Most Helpful Resources

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Falvey Memorial Library welcomes all students, faculty, and staff to Villanova for the Fall 2020 semester! Whether you are a new or returning member of the Villanova Community, we want to highlight some library resources that you might find helpful if you are working on or off campus.

Latest COVID-19 Updates and Resources
First, we encourage you to stay up-to-date with Falvey offerings by consulting our COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage. There you will find the most recent information about Library hours and services, access to collections, online resources, loans and borrowing, as well as other services.

Fall Semester Reopening and Frequently Asked Questions
Check out this page to learn about the Library’s reopening and for answers to some of the Library’s most frequently asked questions.

Searching the Library Catalog
Looking for a book, journal, or article? You can search the catalog on the Library’s homepage via the search box to look for books, journals, articles, guides. If Falvey doesn’t have what you are looking for, you can also request and borrow items from other libraries.

Contactless Pickup
We are now offering contactless pickup for Falvey library items for Villanova students, faculty, and staff. Contactless pickup will allow patrons to obtain Falvey items while maintaining safe social distancing practices. Items available for contactless pickup include books and DVDs from the main collection.

Scanning Services
Falvey is now offering scanning services. To request a scan from a physical item in Falvey’s collection, submit an ILLiad request. Visit this page for more info.

Research Help
Find a librarian who can help you based on the subject you are researching. You can set up a virtual consultation or live chat.

Library Services
There is much more to explore. Check out our services pages, which are tailored to help support your specific research needs—at every level and across all disciplines.

  • Undergraduate Student Services—Learn the library basics, get research help by finding your subject librarian, view our “How to” guides, get assistance on citing your sources, and much more through this page.
  • Graduate Student Services—Here you can discover basic information about the library, take advantage of our research and publishing services, and build your research skills.
  • Faculty Services—Do you want to request library research instruction for a class, request new library purchases, or place materials on digital course reserve? You can learn about that and so much more through this page.
  • Distance Learning Students—Browse this page to learn more about library basics such as our databases from A-Z, citation management tools, remote access, and other useful information.

Browsing the Digital Library
Villanova University’s Digital Library initiative assembles, presents, and preserves digital collections that support the teaching and research of the campus and the global community of scholars. Digital Library staff work with faculty, staff and regional partners to select and develop resources that enhance access for a wide range of disciplines and audiences. As an example, see the newly-launched website, Projecting the World: An Audio Tour of the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection. It provides a virtual tour of the Smith Antique Map Collection, pairing digital images of maps and illustrations with audio commentary from their collector, Mr. Smith.

Digital Scholarship @ Falvey
Falvey Memorial Library’s Digital Scholarship Program supports faculty, students, and staff interested in applying digital methods and tools to their research and teaching. Digital scholarship encompasses a broad range of technologies and research areas, including but not limited to digital mapping (GIS), text and data mining, data visualization, virtual reality, 3D modeling, and digital publishing. The program will host (virtual) lectures on digital scholarship topics, partner on digital research projects, and provide a collaborative space for consultations and training in the future.

Learning Commons Offices & Building Partners
Visit our second floor to connect with some Villanova’s most essential support centers for students, Center for Access Success and Achievement (CASA); Center for Speaking and Presentation; Learners’ Studio; Learning Support Services (LSS); Mathematics Learning Resource Center (MLRC); Research Services; Writing Center.

Other Building Partners include the TechZone; Holy Grounds Café; Idea Lab; the Matthew J. Ryan Center; and the Villanova Immersive Studies Cave.

Need More Help? Just Ask Us!
If you have any questions about the using the library, just ask us! General library access questions can be directed to our Access Services Department staff at If you need research help, you can live chat with a librarian on Monday- Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, email, or fill out this form.

Follow Falvey Library
Please see our blog articles to learn about Falvey Library’s upcoming events, news, activities, and resource highlights! You can follow us on social media by clicking on the buttons that are located at the bottom of the Library’s homepage.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and productive year at Villanova!

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Gina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.







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