Last updated Jan 13, 2021, at 12:18 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions about this spring's reopening.

Hours and Services

  • The Library building is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to accommodate individual study, contactless book pickup, and classroom access. Hours are subject to change. Click here to view Service and Building Access Calendar.

    A Wildcard and mask are required for entry at all times. (If needed, a mask will be provided at the front desk.)

    Only current Villanova students, staff, and faculty are permitted in the Library. Non-Villanova visitors (including family members or other guests) are not permitted.

    Note: Even when alone in a study space or distanced, masks are required at all times.
  • Physical materials from the Falvey main collection are available for Contactless Pickup. Please follow instructions on the Contactless Pickup page to place holds. 
  • Scanning services are available for physical items in the Falvey collection 
  • Access online collections and the Distinctive Collections: Digital Library.
  • The E-ZBorrow service can be used to request books from other libraries.
  • Request articles, e-books, books, DVDs, CDs, microfilm, and other materials from Inter-library Loan.
  • Virtual reference services available through live chat during business hours.
  • Group Study Rooms are unavailable for use. Individual study carrels are available on the 1st floor of the main library, the Dugan Polk Reading Room, and on all floors of Old Falvey.

Access to Collections

Online Resources

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 for questions about ILL loans. 
  • Students graduating in Spring 2021 may email in April or May to request a pre-paid shipping label to return their books. 


  • Falvey and E-ZBorrow books checked out in Spring 2021 will be due back May 11th, 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, 9am-5pm. Wildcard and mask are required for building access. 
  • Email for questions about returns. View your checked out items here

Other Services

  • All events canceled until further notice. 
  • The Library will begin accepting room reservations once the University decides to resume events.
  • The Friends of Villanova and Courtesy Card programs have been temporarily suspended.