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Falvey Library: Portable Power Packs Available for Loan

Did you know that Falvey Library has portable power packs available for patron use? The power packs can be checked out at the service desk on the Library’s first floor for a three-hour loan. The packs can charge an item for up to three hours. Each pack has two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, one AC port, and one DC port. Each pack also has one USB-C to USB-C cable included. Falvey also maintains a variety of technology equipment for the use of our patrons, including laptops, calculators, headphones, and personal DVD players. Equipment is available for the Villanova community on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Access Services decided to add the power packs to our collection as part of a broader effort to revamp and expand the tech resources available to students at the service desk,” said Nicole Daly, Social Science Librarian, and former Access and Collections Coordinator.

“We wanted to make sure we were anticipating the needs of our students, and throughout the fall and spring semesters students were asking about charging stations. To meet that need we decided to add a selection of the most popular device chargers. We also added power banks so that students weren’t restricted to study spots near a power outlet. Adding these power banks offers students the ability to move around and find the perfect study spot, which is especially important during midterms and finals when study space is a hot commodity.”

View a full listing of equipment loans and borrowing policies here. Courtesy patrons are also eligible to check out items on an hourly basis. For additional information on courtesy memberships and borrowing policies click here. Please visit the service desk on Falvey’s first floor to check out equipment.

Questions? Stop by the service desk. View service hours here.


Phone: 610-519-4270. 

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Portable power pack.


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




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From Laptop Chargers to Calculators, Falvey has You Covered!

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How many of these items have you checked out at Falvey?

Did you forget your calculator on the way to your big math test? Laptop charge dwindling down when you need it most? No worries! Falvey maintains a variety of technology equipment for the use of our patrons, including laptops, calculators, laptop chargers, headphones, and ethernet cords. (And if you need to charge your phone, there’s a convenient charger next to the TechZone!)
Please visit the Service Desk on the 1st floor to check out equipment.


  • TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

*Calculators may be taken out of the library building

**Five additional calculators may be borrowed for the semester.

Dell Laptop Kits
  • Dell Latitude 7490, 14 inch Windows 10 Business Laptop
    • Click here to view list of installed software
  • Kit includes charger
Dell Laptop Chargers
  • Dell 90w AC adapter
External CD/DVD Players
  • External portable CD/DVD player
  • Compatible with Windows XP-Windows 10, Linux, Mac 10 OS systems
  • No extra driver needed, plug and play
Portable DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Standalone DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Plays Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
  • Intended for use in viewing course-assigned films in the Griffin Room; please fill out the reservation request form to make a reservation
Mac Laptop Chargers
  • 60w MagSafe power adapter with “L” style connector
  • Compatible with:
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2012
    • MacBook models introduced in late 2009 through 2010
Mac Laptop Charger Converters
  • MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
  • Compatible with:
    • MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 through 2015
    • MacBook Air models introduced in 2012 through 2017
USB-C Mac Laptop Charger
  • Compatible with:
    • MacBook models introduced in 2015 or later
    • MacBook Air models introduced in 2018 or later
    • 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016 or later
  • On-ear, wired headphones
  • 3.5 mm jack
Bloomberg keyboard
  • For use with the designated Bloomberg for Education workstation on the 1st floor of the main library

Borrowing Policies

  • Loan Period: 3 hours
  • Restrictions: Library use only
  • Overdue fine rates apply
  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipment reservations are not accepted.
  • Equipment is available to Villanova University students, faculty, and staff. Courtesy Patrons are eligible to check out all equipment except laptops and the Bloomberg keyboard.

*More information about overdue fine rates and lost item replacement fees at the Borrowing Policies page.

Need help? Contact the Falvey Service Desk for additional help. Email us at



Last Modified: October 26, 2021

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