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TBT: Late Fee Notice

Check out this late fee notice from 1958, signed by the Rev. Daniel Falvey, OSA. Father Falvey served as University Librarian from 1935-1961. In 1963, Falvey Memorial Library was named after him because of his service and dedication to the library.

If you’re curious to read the book that this student kept, good news—you can! A Modern Comedy by John Galsworthy is available here in Falvey’s collection.

REMINDER: All library materials borrowed by students must be returned to Falvey Library by Tuesday, May 11. Students will be billed for materials not returned by this date. Click here to login to your library account and view your checked out materials. Questions? Email

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#TBT: A Tribute to Our Library’s Father

Reading Room, Old Falvey, 1964, Father Falvey, Father's Day

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, so what better way to celebrate than by honoring the Library’s namesake and founding father, the Rev. Daniel P. Falvey, OSA, MSLS, with a #TBT?

Father Falvey, who served as head librarian from 1940-1962, was a driving force to unify the library’s physical collection and fund raise to facilitate the creation of a modern building for Villanova. During his tenure as University Librarian and until his death in 1962, he was committed to the continued growth of the Library.

This is a snapshot of students hard at work in the Reading Room in October of 1964. The Reading Room first opened in 1949, in what was then the Villanova College Library. It was renamed Falvey Hall in 1963 in honor of Father Falvey.

Happy Father’s Day to all of ‘Nova Nation!

Discover more photos like this in the University Archives.

Gina's headshot

Regina Duffy is Communications and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. Her father likes to send emails in “All Caps.”



Last Modified: June 13, 2019

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