Falvey Memorial Library serves as the premier source of academic resources for the Villanova University community through its 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. Other groups with limited access include Villanova alumni, Rosemont College faculty and students, area clergy, and residents of Lower Merion and Radnor townships.


Visitors not affiliated with Villanova University may enter the Library during the following times*:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Visiting hours are effective Monday, August 23, 2021 - Friday, December 17, 2021.

*Visiting hours are subject to change without notice based on the university's academic calendar. Visitors must check in at the service desk and present a valid photo identification card. The photo ID will be held at the service desk during the visit. 


Library users and staff will interact with mutual respect and consideration and strive to embody the Community Ideals of the University.

Library users will:

Yes check markWear a mask over nose and mouth at all times.
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. Visitors may be asked to relinquish computers or resources to Villanova University faculty, students, or staff at any time.

Limits of use

The following are prohibited:

Red XBehaviors that threaten personal safety or the security of personal or University property.

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

Red XBehaviors that violate Villanova University’s IT Policies including the Acceptable Use Policies (see University IT Policies http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/unit/policies.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 and drink that does not comply with the Library's food and beverage policy.

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

Red XTampering with computers, equipment, facilities, 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.