The following may apply for borrowing & on site database privileges at the Library:

  • Villanova University alumni
  • Local area college faculty   
  • Members of an established religious order
  • Radnor and Lower Merion township residents

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 currently no membership fee for these privileges.

There are some electronic resources and services that are only available to currently enrolled Villanova students. Interlibrary Loan, EZBorrow, and Document Delivery are not available to courtesy members.

If interested, please apply at the Service Desk on the first floor of the library. The above policies are subject to change.

Borrowing Policies for Courtesy Patrons:

Type of Material

Loan Period

Renewal Limits

Check-Out Limits

Cumulative Check-Out Limit


Books from Main Stacks

30 days

No renewals


  10 items


Hourly overdue fines apply to technology.

Account blocked for any amount due over $10

Lost item fees apply.

Current Journals




DVD Videos

14 days

No renewals

10 items

Audio Books

14 days

1 renewal

10 items

Technology Loans: Headphones, Power Cords, Calculators 

3 hours, library use only No renewals 3 items