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Get Ready for Fall in “No Stile”: Falvey Memorial Library Unveils Refreshed Entrance and Access System

The library has removed the turnstiles from the entrance way, enhancing the library’s welcoming atmosphere for Villanovans and guests.

Regular semester hours remain unchanged, and Villanovans will continue to have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

However, it is important to note that beginning in the fall semester, a Wildcard will be required to enter the building after 8 p.m. Sunday–Thursday and after 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Patrons will swipe on the external door to gain access.

Library visitors will be able to enter the library until 8 p.m. Sunday–Thursday and until 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Courtesy card holders will continue be able to enter anytime during library service hours up until 30 minutes before closing.

Join us for a “Kiss the Turnstiles Goodbye!” event Aug. 28, 12-2 p.m., on the first floor, in front of Holy Grounds.

Also look for new automated doors for the main entrance lobby that are scheduled to arrive in the beginning of September!

Student comes through the old turnstiles

The turnstiles, April 2019.

worker removing the turnstiles

The turnstiles being removed.

the neww entrance

The new entrance, now without turnstiles.











Shawn Proctor, MFA, is Communications and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.


Foto Friday: Farewell to Stiles

Anne Stankiewicz ’19 struggles with the turnstiles at Falvey’s entrance.

Just imagine, you’re in a rush to print off a paper for your next class (that starts in nine minutes), so you dash to Falvey Memorial Library, a heavy book bag strewn across your back, Holy Grounds coffee in one hand and a stack of papers in the other.

Approaching the turnstiles your stomach drops as you realize your Wildcard is nowhere in sight. You drop everything and frantically search, all the while blocking the Library entrance in the process.

After minutes of foraging, and a flurry of agitated students squeezing by, you find your Wildcard. But after scanning your Wildcard and you’re met with resistance: You’ve scanned the wrong turnstile!


Finally, you enter the library…only to remember you forgot your coffee. Turning back around to retrieve your caffeinated beverage, you are shocked to realize that the guest entrance gate, adjacent to the turnstiles, was open the entire time!

Villanova students don’t have to imagine; this is a reality that many have encountered when trying to access the library. After today, however, the turnstiles will no longer stand between you and everything Falvey has to offer.

Stay tuned for more updates…and a party to celebrate the Library’s new welcoming look.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library, and this story may or may not have happened to her in real life. 



Last Modified: May 31, 2019

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