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Information & Research Assistance


The Research Support Team maintains a 10,000 volume print reference collection of general and subject specific sources as well as over 350 online reference sources. In addition it provides access to more than 250 indexing, abstracting and full-text databases available on the Web. The team provides assistance in using these print and online sources in several ways as described below.

The Library Information staff maintains a small collection of reference materials such as entrance exam practice books, the alumni directory and style guides for quick consultation.


Library Information staff can provide basic assistance in the use of library resources and will refer to the appropriate reference librarian when needed.

Reference / Research Assistance

Reference librarians answer questions in the library, on the telephone (610-519-4273), through text (610-816-6222), via email (ref@villanova.edu) or through the live chat link at the bottom right of the library's Web site.

They will help you locate information for class and personal use, recommend resources, assist with the formulation of research strategies and instruct in the use of print and electronic resources.

Research Appointment

Villanova students, faculty, or staff may schedule an appointment with a reference librarian for assistance with research projects. Please fill out and submit the online form.

Request Forms


Library Information staff and research librarians are available during most of the hours when the library is open, either at the front desk or on call. During the fall and spring semesters, a research librarian is available during the following hours:

Spring & Fall Semester Research Support Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday - Wednesday Evenings (live chat only) 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Information Literacy Program

To find out more about this program, click on Information Literacy Program.

Research Librarians

Academic Liaison Teams

Bowles, Robin

Bugg, Kimberley

Carroll, Kristyna

Fry, Alfred

Fogle, Nikolaus                610-519-5182

Hauck, Linda

LeBlanc, Robert

Ottignon, Susan

Quintiliano, Barbara

Spatz, Stephen

Stein, Merrill                    610-519-4272                                                                                                    

Wingo, Sarah


Last Modified: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013