Interlibrary Loan staff members are available, Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 8 PM and Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM. Interlibrary loan (ILL) refers to the loan of material from another library or the delivery of a print or electronic document from another library. Falvey Memorial Library lends and borrows materials in conjunction with libraries around the world.
Undergraduate students: 5 requests per day
Graduate students: 10 requests per day
Faculty member: 20 requests per day or discuss research needs with staff
Libraries engaged in borrowing materials nationally and internationally are subject to a series of protocols that may preclude the borrowing and lending of the following materials:
Textbooks required for current Villanova courses
Certain video, CD, DVD and microfiche/microfilm materials
Certain dissertations / theses
Users are notified by email about the status of their interlibrary loan request. Patrons can retrieve requested materials at the Circulation Desk by presenting their valid Villanova University WildCard and initialing the receipt book.
Other libraries may request to borrow material owned by Falvey Memorial Library using OCLC, ILLiad, Ariel, or fax. Please contact the interlibrary loan staff at 610-519-6007 or 610-519-3899 for lending questions.
This library welcomes opportunities to enter into mutually beneficial, reciprocal agreements with libraries and information centers. Non-Villanova faculty, students or staff should contact their local school or public library to obtain Falvey materials through Interlibrary Loan.
Those libraries with which Falvey Memorial Library does not have a reciprocal agreement will be charged the following lending fees per request:
Requests may be submitted by most commonly accepted means of receiving interlibrary loan requests including requests submitted on company letterhead. Falvey's interlibrary loan fax number is 610-519-5018. Delivery of material is by the most expedient means available at the time which may include but is not limited to surface mail, fax, Ariel, or Odyssey. Interlibrary loan lending staff can be contacted by telephone at 610-519-6007. The OCLC symbol for Falvey is PVU and Ariel and Odyssey delivery is available at no additional charge.