Other than where are the restrooms (through the lounge doors, to your left) and when is Holy Grounds open (a bit trickier during summer months – check their website), here are the questions most often asked by visiting alumni!
Am I able to look at past issues of The Villanovan?
Yes! The collected issues of the Villanovan and the Villanova Monthly are available here. Issues are fully searchable from the Library Catalog and are in pdf format for easy reading, printing and downloading.
Search the fulltext in the Digital Library search box or in the library Search tab. Selected content is available to the Villanova Community members from 1995-current in the Lexis-Nexis database.
Print copies of articles published since 1995 can be requested at the front desk. When requesting an issue, please use the call number LD4834 .S75V (Garey Hall).
Falvey has an index, in excel format, to assist in finding specific articles published in the Villanovan from 1992 through 2006.
Can I look at old Belle Air yearbooks?
Yes! These are not digitized, but the library does has paper format only of the yearbooks available for browsing during library hours. Check our home page for hours – which do often vary during this time of year.
Here is the following information on the title and holdings:
Title: Belle-air. Publisher: [Villanova, Pa. : Villanova College, 1922- . Call Number: LD4834 .S75
Available Volume Holdings: 1922, 1924-1941, 1943-2004, 2006- to present. Ask at Circulation for the specific volume.
Am I still entitled to use the library as an alumni?
Yes! VU alumni are eligible for a free courtesy membership that allows borrowing privileges and on-site access to most of our online databases. To apply, simply come to the Falvey circulation desk with a photo ID. Check out the ‘Alumni — Courtesy Membership’ and ‘Courtesy Member Borrowing’ pages for more information:
Villanova Alumni and Residents of Radnor or Lower Merion townships may apply annually for borrowing privileges and on site access to subscription databases. There is no membership fee for these privileges.
Are you on social media?
Yes! We are on social media! Follow both the main library and the digital library on a wide selection of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads, Google+ and Pinterest! Or, get a great sampling of all of them on our new Rebelmouse account.