We are committed to providing all persons, including individuals with accessibility needs, with full access to our materials, services, programs, and activities, as library resources permit. 

We can help you: 

  • find directions and parking information, including accessibility parking.
  • search and use library resources, such as databases, print materials, and more. 
  • find and retrieve materials in Falvey. 
  • borrow and use our equipment and spaces.
  • access accessibility resources and policies.

Building Accessibility


Our front entrance, about 300 yards from the closest parking spaces in the M2 lot, has an ADA-compliant ramp.  See details about accessibility parking. University members with ADA accommodations or who are temporarily disabled and require transportation should notify the Department of Public Safety dispatcher (Ext. 9-5800) to request the Mobility Shuttle. Guests and visitors should discuss ADA parking with the department inviting them or the Parking Office, at 610-519-6989 or Email Parking, prior to their visit. 

The Department of Public Safety will attempt to park disabled individuals as close to any special event as practical and as space is available. 

If Falvey Library's front entrance is inaccessible for you, please contact the circulation desk, or by phone 610-519-4270.

Study Space and Stacks

Study spaces and restrooms in the main library are ADA accessible, with elevator access available to all four floors of Falvey library. 


We have created a series of videos to assist with common library tasks. Falvey's How-to videos cover everything from using the website to requesting materials.

For any services that might require a designated staff member, such as a research appointment or tour, please contact the appropriate departments before you arrive.  


CONTACT: 610-519-4270   circ@villanova.edu

We can

  • accompany patrons to the shelves and help pull materials
  • retrieve library materials from shelves and hold them at the service desk through our Pick Up and Go service
  • assist with checking out library materials
  • accommodate mailing of materials for distance learning students
  • accommodate use of proxies to check out materials for a person with accessibility needs

Research Department     

CONTACT: ref@villanova.edu 

Find out who your subject librarian is and make a research appointment with them. If you are unsure who to contact you can make a general request and we will forward it to the approriate librarian. 

We can

  • provide research assistance in person and by email, chat, telephone, or in person 
  • identify and order/purchase special formats of library materials
  • work with the Office of Disability Services and Learning Support Services to provide you with equipment, software, and other resources for your specific needs 

Interlibrary Loan Department & Document Delivery 

CONTACT: ill@villanova.edu

We can

  • assist with placing interlibrary loan requests
  • obtain accessible formats whenever possible
  • deliver and retrieve library materials digitally 

Copyright & Libraries

Please see Section Five:  Reproducing Material for Use by Disabled Students, Faculty, Staff, and Other Appropriate Users.