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Falvey Memorial Library Hours: December 2020–January 2021

Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through our website 24/7. Please visit the Fall Semester FAQ Page for more details. Click here for printable calendar.

  • Dec. 1–6 (Fall Semester Hours)
    • Service Hours: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
    • Building Hours: 6 a.m.–midnight, 7 days a week
  • Dec. 7–20 (Adjusted Operations Period)
    • Service Hours: 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday-Friday
    • Building Hours: 6 a.m.–midnight, 7 days a week
  • Dec. 21–23 (Adjusted Operations Period)
    • Service Hours:  No service hours
    • Building Hours: Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22, 6 a.m.–midnight; Wednesday, Dec. 23, 6 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Dec. 24–Jan. 1 (University Holiday Closure)
    • Service Hours: No service hours
    • Building Hours: Building is closed
  • Jan. 2–10 (Adjusted Operations Period)
    • Service Hours: 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday–Friday
    • Building Hours: 6 a.m.–midnight, 7 days a week
  • Jan. 11–Jan 24 (Pre-semester hours)
    • Service Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
    • No service hours Monday, Jan. 18
    • Building Hours: 6 a.m. –midnight 7 days a week
  • Jan. 25–30 (Spring Semester Hours)
    • Service Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
    • Building Hours: 24/7

A Wildcard is required to enter and a mask must be worn while visiting. Contactless pickup, printing, and self-scanning services are available during building hours.

Book Stacks Access

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Falvey West and the third and fourth floors are CLOSED for stacks browsing and study space. Villanova students, faculty and staff may request library materials for Contactless Pickup. Requests must be placed by noon on Friday, Dec. 18. Materials requested can be picked up through Dec. 23, 5 p.m. Any requests placed during the holiday closure will be ready for pickup by Jan. 5.

Scanning

To request a scan from a physical item in Falvey’s collection, submit an ILLiad request. Patrons may also continue to use the ILLiad service to request scanned copies of articles from other libraries. Patrons may also request books, DVDs, microfilm, etc., from other libraries through ILLiad. E-ZBorrow services will be available throughout the intersession except during official University holidays 12/24—1/3. Expect processing delays when submitting requests. 

For real-time updates, continue to check Falvey Library’s website and social media (@FalveyLibrary on Facebook and Twitter; @VillanovaLibrary on Instagram).


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IF YOU HAVE BOOKS ON LOAN AND ARE WORRIED ABOUT RETURNING THEM, DON’T STRESS

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We recognize the University holiday closure and COVID-19 pandemic will prevent many students and faculty from returning loaned books.

Here is what you need to know:

LOANS AND BORROWING

  • The Library has stopped assessing overdue fines on Falvey materials.
  • The E-ZBorrow and ILLiad services can be used to request books and DVDs from other libraries.
  • Due dates for interlibrary loan (ILL) books vary and are imposed by the lending library. Email ill@villanova.edu for questions about ILL loans.
  • Fall 2020 graduates may email circ@villanova.edu to request a pre-paid shipping label to return their books.

RETURNS

  • Falvey and E-ZBorrow books checked out in fall 2020 will be due back Jan. 31, 2021.
  • Books can be returned 24/7 at the outdoor book drop (outside the main entrance). Returns also accepted inside the library building Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Wildcard and mask are required for building access.
  • Email circ@villanova.edu for questions about returns. View your checked out items here.

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If you have books on loan and are worried about returning them, don’t stress.

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We recognize the University closure and travel restrictions will prevent many students and faculty from returning loaned books by their due dates.

Here is what you need to know:

  • The Library has stopped assessing overdue fines on Falvey materials.
  • Students who are moving out of the residence halls should leave their Library materials in their rooms for future collection by University staff.
  • Students who graduated in spring 2020 should request pre-paid return shipping labels for the books that need to be returned.
  • Otherwise, books checked out from the Falvey collection, Interlibrary Loan, or E-ZBorrow should be held by Library patrons until such time as the University returns to normal operations.
  • Physical materials from the Falvey collections, E-ZBorrow, Inter-library loan, as well as scanning from the Falvey collections, are not available.

Other questions?

Contact the Falvey Service Desk at circ@villanova.edu


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Request Articles and Book Chapters Through Interlibrary Loan: A Quick Tutorial

By Regina Duffy

Did you know that you can request a scanned copy of almost any article or book chapter from libraries across the world? While it is true that Falvey Memorial Library has millions (yes, millions) of resources available for faculty and student scholars, it doesn’t own every single book or journal ever written. (But to read about a library that literally has every book possible, check out “Library of Babel,” a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges.)

As for real libraries, Interlibrary loan (ILL) saves the day every day, and it only takes a few moments to complete the ILL request electronically.

Check out a quick video tutorial, courtesy of Abby Cengel, Service Desk Coordinator, Access Services, where she demonstrates the easy step-by-step process on Falvey’s website.

 

 

If you have any questions about submitting an ILL request, please feel free to use Falvey’s Live Chat to speak directly with library staff. You can also email ill@villanova.edu.

For general research questions, you can also use the Live Chat or email ref@villanova.edu. Librarians and staff are available 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

To stay up-to-date on Falvey’s resources at this time, please visit our Falvey Memorial Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage. The Falvey Virtual Library is always open and here to support you.

 


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Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. She hopes that all you cool cats and kittens will take advantage of ILL!

 

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Falvey Support

By Kallie Stahl

Graduate student Brynn Sundberg studying

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

With classes moving online and campus events ceasing for the next several weeks, Falvey Memorial Library is here to help students like Brynn Sundberg ’22 MS succeed wherever they are. Follow the blog for updates on e-books, academic videos, Interlibrary Loan, and Librarian support.


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

 

 


 


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Welcome to Falvey: Roberta Pierce Joins Access Services

By Kallie Stahl

Roberta Pierce joined Access Services as the Access and Collections Coordinator in the fall. Focusing on resource sharing, Pierce assists patrons with Interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, specifically through E-ZBorrow and ILLiad services.

“It’s like solving a puzzle,” Pierce says of her position at Falvey. “My favorite part is researching and locating a specific book chapter or particular journal article to assist a patron in their scholarship.”

Access Services processed 4,500 E-ZBorrow requests and 8,650 ILLiad requests in 2019. As Interlibrary loan services are free of charge to all Villanova students, faculty, and staff, Pierce encourages the campus community to utilize the available services. “The possibilities are endless through Interlibrary loan.”

Pierce previously worked in resource sharing at Jefferson University on the East Falls campus and is a student in Villanova’s College of Professional Studies pursuing a bachelor’s in Information Systems. She earned a bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

When she not spending time with her family, Pierce enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks. She’s currently reading Room 1219, a novel detailing the rise and fall of comedic actor Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.

Pierce’s office is located behind the Access Services Desk on Falvey’s first floor.

Telephone: (610) 519-3848.

Email: roberta.pierce@villanova.edu.


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

 

 


 


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Last Modified: February 24, 2020