Fordham University maintains a multi-campus library system made up of four libraries – The Walsh Family Library at Rose Hill, The Quinn Library and the Maloney Law Library, both located on the Lincoln Center Campus, and the Westchester Campus Library. The collection consists of approximately two million volumes and subscribes to over 65,000 print and electronic journals.
The Walsh Library contains approximately 1 million volumes which serve Fordham College at Rose Hill, the Gabelli School of Business, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Quinn Library at Lincoln Center contains over 400,000 volumes and consists of general collections supporting the undergraduate curriculum, as well as strong holdings serving the graduate schools in education, social services and business administration.
The Westchester Library supports Fordham’s graduate programs in business, education, social service and religious education as well as the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
Loan privileges for students with valid University ID: undergraduate students have 28 days; graduate students have until the end of the current academic semester. All checkouts are subject to recall after 14 days.
On-line resources (www.library.fordham.edu) can be accessed on over 350 public access PCs located throughout the Fordham Libraries (this figure does not include Law Library public access computers) and remotely through any web browser. The Fordham Library Catalog, hundreds of academic research databases, and access to other library catalogs are available.
Reference Areas: In addition to standard reference works, this space also contains numerous computers equipped with Microsoft Office Suite and database-searching capabilities. Some of the nearly 400 databases are subject specific, whereas others are multi-disciplinary. Librarians are available to assist with any research or general help questions and can be contacted via live online chat (Ask a Librarian – Library Homepage), E-mail (email@example.com ; Please consult Library Directory and Research Guides), Text Message (71-TXTX-1284), or Phone (Lincoln Center – 212-636-6050, Rose Hill – 718-817-3586, Westchester – 914-367-3061).
Reserve Collections: At Walsh Library, books and other hard copy resources reserved by faculty members for their classes are located in the Reserve Room on the first floor. On the Lincoln Center campus, these items are available at Quinn Library’s Reserve Desk. At the Westchester Campus these items are available at the Reserve Desk. Electronic resources including journal articles and other digitized materials are available online via the library’s homepage under Electronic Reserves.
Scan and Copy Centers: Photocopy machines, vended card dispensers, change machines, Book-eye scanners, and a self-check kiosk are located in the Copy Center on the first floor of Walsh Library. Public copy machines are located near the Reference Desk at the Quinn Library. A Book-eye scanner is located across from the Reserve Desk, and a self-check kiosk is located across from the Circulation Desk at Quinn Library. Photocopy machines and a book scanner are located next to the computer lab at the Westchester Library. Wireless printing available at all three campus libraries.
Electronic Information Center: Both computers and audio-visual services including the loan of DVD and CD materials are offered in the EIC, which is located on the ground floor of Walsh Library. Printing services are available in the EIC, including a color printer. Double-sided printing is available in the Walsh Library Word Processing Center on the first floor.
Quinn Library Computer Labs and AV Room: The AV Room (DVD, CD check-out) is located at the back of Computer Lab A in the rear of the library. Lab B is located in the center of the library and provides full access to computing and print services.
Westchester Library Computer Lab offers full search, word processing, and print services.
Microfilm and Government Documents: Microfilms, fiche and government documents are housed in this space on the ground floor of Walsh Library. Fordham University is a selective depository for United States Documents. Fordham print dissertations are also stored here.
Archives and Special Collections: Located on the fourth floor of the Walsh library, Special Collections stores the university archives, historical manuscripts and rare books. Information regarding access and holdings is available at: http://www.library.fordham.edu/archives/archive.html
Science Library: Located on the fourth floor of Walsh Library, this unit contains the science reference collection and all the science books and journals. There is also a science reference librarian available.
Antiquities Museum: The Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art located in the Walsh Library is the result of the largest gift of art in Fordham’s history. Donated by Fordham alumnus William D. Walsh and his wife, Jane, the antiquities museum occupies 4,000 square feet of space and features more than 260 objects dating from the 10th Century B.C. through the 3rd Century A.D. Access to the museum is available to Fordham students Monday-Sunday during operating hours and is open to the general public 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and Noon-5pm Sunday.
Walsh Library Hours
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 8:30AM – Midnight
- Friday: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
- Saturday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
- Sunday: Noon – Midnight
The Late Night Study Zone (1st Floor East Wing and Reference Area) is open from 12:00 AM until 2:00AM,
Sundays through Thursdays and on Fridays from 7:00PM until 9:00PM. The Early Morning Study Zone is open from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday. Walsh Library is open 24/7 during Mid-terms and Finals.
Quinn Library Hours
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM –2:00AM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: Noon to 2:00 AM
Quinn Early Morning Study Zone is open from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM (Monday through Fridays) and the Late Night Study Zone is open from 11:00PM – 2:00AM (Sundays through Thursdays). Quinn Library is open 24/7 during Mid-terms and Finals.
Westchester Library Hours
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 10:00 AM –9:00PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed
For more information about library services at Fordham, you can obtain a copy of the Library Handbook at the Circulation Desks of Walsh, Quinn and the Westchester Library.
Linda LoSchiavo, Director of Libraries
Walsh Library Director’s Office: (718) 817-3570
Circulation: (718) 817-3578
Reference: (718) 817-3586
Call for Intersession and Holiday Hours: (718) 817-3595
Circulation: (212) 636-6062
Reference: (212) 636-6050
Call for Intersession and Holiday Hours: (212) 636-7400
Circulation: (914) 367-3060
Reference: (914) 367-3061
Call for Intersession and Holiday Hours: (914) 367-3061
The Maloney Law Library (Please consult Law Library for services, schedules and policies)