(This blog is was originally published June 9, 2017, in a slightly altered form.)
Other than “Where are the restrooms?” (through the lounge doors, to your left) and “When is Holy Grounds open?” (check the 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. The issues are viewable in your browser, with reduced quality of scanned microfilm. For improved viewing, we recommend downloading the pdf and viewing in Adobe Acrobat.
Search the full text in the Digital Library search box or in the library Search tab. Selected content from 1995-current in the Lexis-Nexis database is available to the Villanova community members.
Can I look at old Belle Air yearbooks?
Yes! The paper format of the yearbooks are available for browsing only during library hours.
Here is the current 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.
Digital holdings ranging from 1922 through 1969 can be viewed online.
Am I still entitled to use the Library as an alum?
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 fee for these privileges.
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Are you on social media?
Heck yeah! We are on social media! Follow both the main library and the digital library on a wide selection of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Shawn Proctor, MFA, is communications and marketing program manager at Falvey Memorial Library.