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Now Available: Pick Up & Go

Falvey Memorial Library is now offering Pick Up & Go for physical library items placed on hold. Use this easy service to get requested materials checked out and ready for pick up at your convenience!

Books and DVDs from the main collection will be available for Pick Up & Go. However, course reserves and Special Collections materials remain unavailable. Instructions for requesting items for pick are available on this web page. Please allow 2-5 business days for processing. You will receive an email when your items are available for pick up. Items will be held for 14 days from date of notification.

E-ZBorrow and Inter-Library Loan items will be processed for Pick Up & Go, but these items should still be requested through their specific services first. For Interlibrary Loan status, please go to ILLiad.

Pick Up & Go shelves are located on the first floor between the Service Desk and the printers. These shelves are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your items are wrapped with a book band that includes your last and first name. Your items will already been checked out to you with an itemized receipt. Staff interaction is not required.

To view your checked out items and any Falvey hold requests that are still pending, please visit your Library account at this link: My Library Account (login required).

Pick Up & Go is not available for alumni, Courtesy Members, or visitors.


Congratulations and Best Wishes to Abby Cengel, Access and Collections Coordinator

Photo of Abby Cengel courtesy of Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience & Humanities Librarian.

Over her three years at Falvey Memorial Library, Abby Cengel became a familiar and welcoming presence for patrons at the service desk. She joined Access Services in 2018 as the Access and Collections Coordinator and helped “ensure access to the Library facility, coordinate borrowing of the Library collections, and manage resource sharing requests from patrons and other libraries.”

Recently Cengel accepted a position with Bucks County Free Library in the Yardley-Makefield branch as their new Assistant Library Manager, a professional librarian and leadership position. The entire Falvey staff and University community wishes her well in her new role.

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Cengel earned a BA in History from Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH), and an MA in Museum Studies from Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). She began her online MLIS program in the fall of 2018 at Kent State University (Kent, OH).

During her three years at Falvey, Cengel made significant contributions to the Library including the introduction of LibCal, a system that allowed patrons to book study rooms online, which has since been used to manage curbside service and faculty browsing appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her contributions to web team efforts, various Collections and Stewardship projects, and numerous virtual (and in-person) service desk shifts, Cengel implemented SubItUp, a cloud-based scheduling system for which she was honored with the 2020 Work Process Improvement Award (WPI). The system helped maintain and organize shifts for 50 Villanova students working at Falvey Library.

“No matter what we needed, or in what area of the department, Abby’s answer was always, without exception, ‘Sure. No problem,’” said Luisa Cywinski, Director of Access Services. “She was completely undaunted by challenges and seemed to thrive on projects, especially when she could take them from A to Z. On a personal note, she had an impressive collection of Funko Pops on her desk ranging from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings. She loved to come up with activities for the student staff, including crafts, candy, and other fun things for the end of year department reception and for holiday celebrations. I will miss her positive energy, can-do attitude, and sense of humor.”

On behalf of Falvey Library, congratulations, Abby! We wish you all the best on your next professional adventure!

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.




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Back By Popular Demand: KIC Scanner Now Available for Use at Falvey’s Front Desk

Picture of Villanova student using the KIC scanner.

Falvey Library patrons can now scan and email/save/print their scanned images. Ensuring CDC Guidelines are being followed, Luisa Cywinski, Director of Access Services, announced the return of this essential service for Villanova students, staff, and faculty.

“In response to student requests, the library has reinstalled the Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) Scanner and, in compliance with safety protocols, we will replace the touchscreen protector and clean the keyboard cover daily.”

The KIC Scanner is located at the Access Services front desk on Falvey’s first floor and is available for use during building hours from Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. until midnight. Here’s a brief set of instructions, but don’t worry, if you forget, there is a sign right next to the scanner to remind you!

Book and Document Scanner Instructions: 

  • Place document or book on scanner glass, and close the lid.
  • Press Scan.
  • Press Accept & Scan.
  • Scan will appear on screen!
  • Press Compose Content to make image adjustments.
  • Press Scan to scan additional documents or pages.

To Email Scans:

  • Press Save PDF file(s) via Email.
  • Villanova username and password required!

To Print: 

  • Press Print.
  • Villanova username required. Enter only once! The second window will automatically enter your username.

To Save to a USB Device:

  • Insert USB Device.
  • Press Save PDF file(s) to USB.
  • Press End Session when finished.

Questions? Visit the Service Desk for assistance! Patrons may also submit an ILLiad request to scan a physical item in Falvey’s collection or request electronic copies of articles from other library collections. For additional information email


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.




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New! Book Group Study Rooms Online @Falvey

By Abby Cengel
Photo of group study room in Falvey Memorial Library.

Photo by Shawn Proctor

Group Study Rooms are going digital! Starting Monday, March 9, Villanova students will be able to reserve group study rooms online using LibCal! (

How do I book a room?

Book your room in 4 easy steps:

1.  Open LibCal (
2.  Select a time
3.  Submit your booking
4.  Visit the Service Desk to check in at your reservation start time. 2 group members are required for check-in.

Rooms can be reserved up to 7 days in advance, and are available during Service Hours.

What else do I need to know?

  • Reservations are required to occupy Group Study Rooms. Groups without LibCal reservations must vacate the rooms at the request of groups with scheduled bookings.
  • Limit 2 room bookings per group per day
  • Bookings are limited to 2-hour time slots
  • Walk-up reservations will still be accepted at the Service Desk

Questions, thoughts, concerns?

This is a pilot program for the Spring 2020 semester and we’d love your feedback! Students may receive an emailed request for optional feedback at a later date.

Please contact the Service Desk by phone at 610-519-4270 or email at with any questions!

Abby Cengel is Access and Collections Service Desk Coordinator at Falvey Memorial Library.





Welcome to Falvey: Roberta Pierce Joins Access Services

By Kallie Stahl

Roberta Pierce joined Access Services as the Access and Collections Coordinator in the fall. Focusing on resource sharing, Pierce assists patrons with Interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, specifically through E-ZBorrow and ILLiad services.

“It’s like solving a puzzle,” Pierce says of her position at Falvey. “My favorite part is researching and locating a specific book chapter or particular journal article to assist a patron in their scholarship.”

Access Services processed 4,500 E-ZBorrow requests and 8,650 ILLiad requests in 2019. As Interlibrary loan services are free of charge to all Villanova students, faculty, and staff, Pierce encourages the campus community to utilize the available services. “The possibilities are endless through Interlibrary loan.”

Pierce previously worked in resource sharing at Jefferson University on the East Falls campus and is a student in Villanova’s College of Professional Studies pursuing a bachelor’s in Information Systems. She earned a bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

When she not spending time with her family, Pierce enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks. She’s currently reading Room 1219, a novel detailing the rise and fall of comedic actor Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.

Pierce’s office is located behind the Access Services Desk on Falvey’s first floor.

Telephone: (610) 519-3848.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.





Extended Service Hours for Final Exams

Photo courtesy of Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing.

Extended Hours: Friday, Dec. 6: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)
Extended Hours: Saturday, Dec. 7: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 8: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 9–Thursday, Dec. 12: 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Extended Hours:
Friday, Dec. 13
: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. (book stacks close at 10:30 p.m.)
Extended Hours: Saturday, Dec. 14: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 15: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 16–Thursday, Dec. 19: 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (book stacks lock at 4:30 p.m.)

Falvey Memorial Library will close at 4:30 p.m on Friday, Dec. 20, for Winter Break. Library services end at 5 p.m. 24/7 library access will be unavailable after this time.

24/7 library access will resume at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. Valid Wildcards are required for entrance. Full library services resume on Monday, Jan. 6: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For the complete winter break and January intersession schedule, please visit

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. 


Foto Friday: Thanksgiving Service Hours

Thanksgiving display crafted by Allie Reczek ’22

Thanksgiving Holiday Service Hours

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Nov. 27: CLOSED (24/7 Wildcard access available)

Thursday, Nov. 28: CLOSED (24/7 Wildcard access available)

Friday, Nov. 29: CLOSED (24/7 Wildcard access available)

Saturday, Nov. 30: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Dec. 1: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Photo of Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her favorite Thanksgiving dish is green bean casserole. Traveling home for Thanksgiving? Check out the latest holiday playlist of Kallie’s Chords on Spotify.


Foto Friday: Walk This Way

Upon returning to campus this semester, Nova Nation was pleasantly surprised to see that the turnstiles in Falvey’s entrance had been removed. Some of our Access Services staff are happy to unveil the second part of the renovation – an automatic sliding door! We’re excited for you to see the Library’s new look!

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. 



Last Modified: October 18, 2019