Fordham University maintains a multi-campus library system made up of four libraries. Counting the Law Library, Fordham owns approximately two million volumes and subscribes to over 34,000 print and electronic journals.
The Walsh Library is the main library facility on the Rose Hill Campus. It contains about 1 million volumes.
The Quinn Library at Lincoln Center contains about 400,000 volumes and consists of general undergraduate collections and strong holdings in education, social services and business administration.
The Westchester Library supports Fordham’s graduate programs in business, education, social service and religious education. Fordham Library’s On-Line Information System is available at each of these locations and may be accessed remotely through any internet service provider or telephone modem. See the library handbook for instructions. The system contains Fordham’s on-line library catalog, hundreds of databases, and access to other library catalogs through the Internet. Students with valid University ID cards may borrow books from any Fordham library. The loan period is 28 days.
There are a number of important services available in Walsh Library, as well as in Quinn:
The Reference Room: In addition to all of the standard reference works, this room also contains numerous computers that allow students to search online databases. Some of the databases are devoted to the literature of a specific subject area such as psychology, sociology, literature, philosophy, etc., while other databases cover all subjects. Ask a reference librarian for assistance in using these databases.
The Reserve Room: Books and articles reserved by faculty members for their classes are located in the reserve room on the main floor. Most reserve materials are also available online. Current issues of periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title in this room. Reserve materials in Quinn are located at the far end of the Circulation desk.
The Copy Center: Photocopy machines and change machines are located in the Copy Center on the first floor. In addition, there are also copy machines available throughout the stacks on the other floors. Public copy machines are located near the Reference Desk in both Quinn and the Westchester Library.
Electronic Information Center: Both computers and audio-visual services are offered in the Center, which is located on the ground floor of Walsh Library.
Microfilm and Government Documents: Microfilms, fiche and government documents are housed in this space on the ground floor. Fordham University is a selective depository for United States Documents. Fordham dissertations are also stored here.
Archives and Special Collections: Located on the fourth floor of Walsh Library, this unit contains the University archives and rare books.
Science Library: Located on the fourth floor of Walsh Library, this unit contains all the science books and journals. There is also a science reference librarian available.
Walsh Library Hours:
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 8:30AM – Midnight
- Friday: 8:30AM – 9:00PM
- Saturday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – Midnight
The Late Night Zone (1st Floor East Wing) is open from 12:00 AM until 2:00 AM,
Sundays through Thursdays and on Fridays from 7:00PM till midnight. The Early Morning Zone is open from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday.
Quinn Library Hours:
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM –2:00AM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: Noon to 2:00 AM
- The Early Morning Zone is open from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM.
For full information about library service at Fordham, pick up a copy of the Library Handbook in Walsh, Quinn and Gaines Library.
Linda LoSchiavo, Interim University Librarian
Walsh Library: (718) 817-3570
Circulation: (718) 817-3573
Reference: (718) 817-3574
Hours: (718) 817-3595