Falvey Library inspires students to challenge their minds and hearts by accessing expansive print, digital, and archival resources and collaborating with expert subject librarians and staff.
That is why we are asking you to consider supporting the Library this Giving Tuesday.
The University is recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and the Library is a critical component of student and faculty research and scholarship. In 2013, the Association of College and Research Libraries honored the Library with the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for its outstanding accomplishments in furthering Villanova’s educational mission – yet there remains opportunities for Falvey to do more in support of Villanova’s student-scholars.
Help the Library this Giving Tuesday to continue to evolve to meet the needs of modern students, acting as the campus’ academic and intellectual hub and a point of alumni pride.
Falvey Library by the Numbers:
Falvey teems with students seeking study space, essential resources and librarians to guide their research and studies. But did you know just how much support the Library provides students and faculty?
In 2020-21 academic year, which was during the pandemic:
- Students, faculty, and community members visited the Library approximately 146,000 times.
- The collection was used over 600,000 times, including roughly 16,000 physical circulations, 11,000 streaming video views, 127,000 eBook chapters, and 470,000 journal articles.
- Librarian staff provided more than 3,400 annual in-person and online consultations.
- The Library hosted more than 200 academic and social events in-person and virtually.
Falvey Library has never been more essential to the campus community, providing resources vital to student and faculty academic and research success.
Shawn Proctor, MFA, is the Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. Article originally posted on December 3, 2019.