The following may apply for borrowing & on site database privileges at the Library:
Area college faculty and members of an established religious order may apply for library access and borrowing privileges by paying a one-time $10.00 card fee. Area college faculty must present a current university faculty ID when applying for the card. Township resident applicants must present a current utility bill and a Pennsylvania Driver's License, Voter's Registration Card or other valid form of government-issued ID. Other applicants may be asked to present a photo identification card.
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 membership fee for these privileges.
There are some electronic resources that are only available to currently enrolled Villanova students.
If interested, please apply at the Circulation desk on the first floor of the library.
In addition to many online journals and full-text databases, we also offer document delivery services to Villanova students, staff, and faculty. If you would like library staff to send you a digitized copy of an article from our print collection, use the ILLiad request form.
Students who are no longer registered for classes but who require library privileges may ask a department chairperson, professor, or secretary to complete and send a request for Extension of Borrowing Privileges to the Access Services department. Qualifying circumstances may include, but are not limited to, completion of coursework, comprehensive exams, thesis continuation, or ongoing research.
Villanova University/Rosemont College students, faculty, staff as well as Falvey Memorial Library Courtesy patrons and visitors may request journal retrieval from Garey Hall. Journals and other materials in the Garey Hall remote storage facility will be retrieved & delivered to the Library upon request with a limit of five volumes per day. It may take 2-3 days for requested items from Garey Hall to be made available to patrons.
In exceptional cases, direct browsing access for Villanova University/Rosemont College student, staff, and faculty to the Garey Hall facility can be arranged by appointment with library service desk staff.
(Villanova University & Rosemont College students, staff, and faculty may use ILLiad to request scanned copies of articles.)
A 3M SelfCheck out station is available on the first floor. Helpful graphics and text on the touch screen will walk patrons through the check out process. Staff are located nearby for assistance.
The Library allows you to renew your book(s) and review the other details of your patron record. Some material types cannot be renewed, such as Popular Reading titles.
You can also recall or place a hold on a book that is checked out or not on the shelf. The book record in the library catalog will indicate the status of an item (Not Charged, On Loan, etc.). If the book you need is on loan to someone else, you can place a recall. If the book you need is not charged out, place a hold on that book and we will retrieve it for you and hold it at the Circulation Desk for up to 3 days.
If, according to our catalog, the book you need is owned by Falvey but checked out by another patron, you can also use EZBorrow to borrow it from a participating library. The lending library will ship the book to Falvey, usually within 3-4 weekdays.
For books not owned by Falvey Library, the Interlibrary Loan service can be initiated from the library homepage.
Villanova University students, staff, and faculty may renew books obtained from the Main Stacks twice, either in person at the service desk, located on the first floor, or by calling (610)519-4271. You may also renew your books from the library homepage by clicking on My Account and by following the login and renewal prompts. After two renewals, library books may be brought to the service desk for discharge and can then be checked out again.
Some renewal limitations may apply.
Are you running short of time? Let Library staff retrieve books from the stacks for you! Villanova faculty, staff, and students may ask Circulation staff to retrieve up to three books per day from the main circulating collection for pick up at the Circulation desk. After checking the library catalog, to verify that a book is not charged out, you may call (610)519-4271 during regular library hours to make your request. Please allow at least one hour before picking up the requested items.
Patrons may also place a hold or recall on Main Stacks books that are either checked out to another borrower or not on the shelf. It is advised that you first search for the book in our library catalog to be sure the item has a Main Stacks location.
From the book record, click on "Log in for hold and recall information." Enter your username and password. Click on "Request Hold/Recall," complete the short form and click "Submit Request." We will contact you when the item becomes available. (You can also cancel your hold or recall in "My Account.")
Holds and recalls are not available to Courtesy Borrowers.
Students who attend Rosemont College are entitled to limited borrowing privileges and access to databases. Borrowing privileges can be secured at the Circulation Desk. In order for Rosemont students to access the databases, they must complete a request form at the Circulation Desk. It takes approximately 5-7 days for the request to be processed and for the username and password to be mailed to the student.
Rosemont College students are not part of the campus print program. These users can ask for a print card at the Circulation desk. The use of print cards requires a $1.00 card fee for each card used.
Villanova theses, dissertations, and yearbooks can be requested at the Circulation Desk. The requested item is placed on hold for a limited period of time and does not circulate. Valid photo identification is required for use of these items. Copyright restrictions apply.