Navigating our Collection 

At Falvey Library, we have a variety of collections available to the community. These include our main physical collection of books, DVDs, and periodicals, our Distinctive Collections, and more. Check out our Equipment Loans page to learn about our technology items. All of our collections can be searched via our library catalog.

Our main physical collection is organized by Library of Congress call number classification. Visit our How to find a book in the Library page to learn about our catalog and call number system. 

For questions about accessibility resources at Falvey, visit our Accessibility page.

loan periods

Expand your group below for more information on the loan periods for library items. 

  Undergraduate Students

  Graduate Students

  Graduate Assistants / Tuition Scholars

  Faculty / Retired Faculty / PhD Students

  University Staff

  Rosemont Students

  Rosemont Faculty

  Courtesy Patrons

Overdue Fines and Fees

Hourly overdue fines are assessed on hourly loans for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Rosemont Students, and Courtesy Patrons, but do NOT apply to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants. Lost Item charges apply to ALL non-Faculty patron groups. Other limits may apply.

Type of Material

 Overdue Fine  
(per item)

Max Overdue Fine
(per item)

Course Reserves: 2 & 3 Hour Loans

$1.00 per hour


Course Reserves: 1, 3, & 7 Day Loans

$1.00 per day


Technology equipment: laptops, calculators, power cords, etc. 

$1.00 per hour


Fee Payment options

Fees may be paid in person at the Service Desk during Service Hours. Cash, personal checks and NovaBucks accepted. 

Fees may also be transferred to your Bursar account upon request. Or, mail a check to: 
Villanova University 
Attn: Falvey Library Access Services 
800 Lancaster Ave. 
Villanova, PA 19085

Email with questions or for additional payment options.

Lost Items

Lost item fees will apply if materials become greater than 30 days overdue (or 10 days overdue for Course Reserve items). Replacement and Processing Fees are waived when an overdue item is returned. 

For lost books from other libraries (from EZBorrow or ILLiad), please contact us at or 610-519-4270 for information on lost item replacement options. 

Lost Item Fees

A $30.00 non-refundable Lost Item Processing Fee will also apply for each Lost item

Type of Material

Lost Item Charge (per item)

Main Stacks books (including Course Reserves)


EZBorrow books


DVD Videos


Audio Books




Locker Key


Headphones, Power Cords, Calculators


Bloomberg keyboard


Once paid, lost item replacement charges are refundable up to one year from the date of payment. The library reserves the right to replace a title in question with a different title as dictated by the needs of the curriculum and the collection. Unpaid accounts will be referred to the Bursar for collection.

Lost Item replacement Options

For Falvey Library items, a lost item can be replaced by the patron in lieu of payment. The replacement must have the same title, edition, binding, and ISBN number as the library item. If the same edition cannot be located, a newer edition of the book will be accepted at the discretion of library staff. The item must be in new or very good condition and must not contain any visible damage or marks of any kind. 

A $30.00 non-refundable Processing Fee is also due with each replacement item.


Library users are responsible for reporting any damage to a book they check out from Falvey Library, at the point of checkout. Books returned in damaged condition will be carefully evaluated by library staff and may result in the addition of lost item fees/fines (shown above) to the user’s account.

Conditions that warrant the assessment of lost item fees/fines include, but are not limited to:

  • Ink underlining, writing, or highlighting
  • Torn pages or cover
  • Chewed pages or cover
  • Stained pages or cover
  • Water/liquid/food damage to pages or cover
  • Mold or mildew
  • Scratched or broken media (DVD, CD, etc.)

Books returned with pencil writing or underlining, folded pages, or adhesive tabs may be subject to repair fines of $10.00 per book.

For Falvey Library items, a patron may submit a replacement copy in lieu of payment. See the section on Lost Item Replacement above. Interlibrary Loan and EZBorrow items are subject to the lending library’s policy.

Course Reserves 

Professors may place print materials on course reserve. These items circulate to students for short periods of time, anywhere between 1 hour and several days. Many cannot be taken from the building. Ask at the Service Desk for more information.

Visit the Course Reserves page for additional information.


Library staff may occasionally need to recall items for administrative purposes. A recall will shorten your loan period and a notice will be sent to notify you of the adjustment to your due date. Failure to comply with a recall may result in fines or a suspension of library privileges.


The Library sends out email notices regarding the following items:

  • Due date reminders
  • Overdue notices
  • Fine/fee statements when new fines are generated
  • Recall notices
  • Item available notices
  • Hold cancellation notices