Falvey Memorial Library serves as the premier source of academic resources for the Villanova University community through its physical and virtual collections, educational and consulting services, innovative technology, programming and physical facilities.

Access to and use of the Library is a privilege extended, upon presentation of a Wildcard, to Villanova faculty, students, and staff. 


The Library currently permits Villanova students, staff, and faculty access to the building and use of the collections.

In keeping with the University visitor guidelines, access for visitors and members of the below groups is temporarily suspended.

  • Villanova Alumni

  • Rosemont College faculty and students

  • University of Pennsylvania faculty and students

  • Area clergy

  • Residents of Lower Merion and Radnor townships

  • Tour groups

We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 updates and resources page.


Library users and staff will interact with mutual respect and consideration and strive to embody the Community Ideals of the University. They will also honor the pledge, Community First: The Caritas Commitment, to protect themselves and others while on campus.

Library users will:

Yes check markWear a mask over nose and mouth at all times.

Yes check markUse only desginated study areas.

Yes check markMaintain recommended social distance from others.

Yes check markFollow University guidelines about cleaning equipment and surfaces.

Yes check markRefrain from conducting group activities.

Yes check markRespect University, Library, and private property.

Yes check markAbide by all University and Library policies, licensing and contractual agreements.

Yes check markComply with all requests made by library staff.

Yes check markShow valid identification upon request.

Yes check markUse Falvey Memorial Library resources (content, equipment, or facilities) safely and appropriately.

Priority of use

Current Villanova University faculty, students, and staff have priority access to all library resources, including computer equipment. 

Limits of use

The following are prohibited:

Red XBehaviors that threaten personal health and safety of self and others, or the security of personal or University property.

Red XBehaviors that violate Villanova University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment and Villanova University Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Red XBehaviors that violate Villanova University’s IT Policies including the Acceptable Use Policies (see University IT Policies https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/unit/policies/PrivComp/privacy.html)

Red XInterfering with the activities of other library users or staff, including but not limited to excessive noise, cell phones, music, hostility, rudeness, and consumption of food in public spaces. See the Library's food and beverage policy.

Red XExcessive or inappropriate use of library resources; including computers, books, journals, databases, seating space, networks, etc.

Red XTampering with computers, equipment, facilities, signs/posters, furnishings, or any other Library resources.

Red XDistribution or posting of unauthorized literature, including but not limited to flyers, leaflets, booklets, articles, brochures, and posters. See section on Posting Notices in the Student Handbook. Approved postings can be placed on Falvey Library bulletin boards located in the front and rear stairwells on the 1st floor of the main library and in the basement of Old Falvey Hall.

rViolation of copyright law in the use, reproduction, and distribution of library materials and resources. https://library.villanova.edu/about/services/facultyservices/copyright/

Falvey Memorial Library may limit or refuse access to individuals or groups who fail to comply with these guidelines. Interpretation of policies or guidelines is at the discretion of the Falvey Memorial Library staff.