Falvey Memorial Library welcomes guests on its premises, particularly University alumni and Augustinian scholars. Online library resources are available to guests during their visit to the Library, with a few exceptions, but publishers’ license agreements limit remote access to current University faculty, students, and staff. The Library hopes to offer alumni remote access to some of its online resources soon.

Library Basics

  • Courtesy Memberships
    Available to alumni, Radnor and Lower Merion township residents, members of an established religious order, and local area college faculty
  • Access
    Library hours, access privileges, policies, and more
  • Spaces
    All about the building: building map, Holy Grounds, and more
  • Borrowing & Renewing
    (Courtesy borrowers only) Loan periods and loan rules for different types of library materials
  • How to Find a Book in the Library
    (Courtesy borrowers only) Tips for understanding catalog records and call numbers, and requesting and retrieving items
  • Equipment Loans
    (Courtesy borrowers only) Equipment available at the Access Services desk includes laptops, calculators, laptop chargers, headphones, and ethernet cords
  • Printers & Scanners
    How to connect to Falvey printers (black & white printing only) and how to operate the public scanners

Research Resources

  • Open Access and Freely Available Resources
    Curated list of research-oriented resources that are freely available to all, with no Villanova login required
  • Search Everything
    Discover books, book chapters, journals, journal articles, newspapers, streaming films, DVDs, government documents, and more in the Library's collections and elsewhere
  • Subject-specific Research Guides
    Research guides for all major subject areas; note that most of the resources on these pages require a current Villanova login.
  • Distinctive Collections
    ​​​​​​​Discover the University's rare collections, its archives, and more

Research Help

  • Ask A Librarian
    Ask a research question by email or chat, schedule a research consultation, or contact one of the Library's subject specialists
  • How-to Guides
    Learn how to find specific resources such as peer-reviewed journal articles and a lot more

Beyond Villanova