Linda LoSchiavo, Interim University Librarian
Walsh Library: (718) 817-3570
Circulation: (718) 817-3578
Reference: (718) 817-3586
Hours: (718) 817-3595
Fordham University maintains a multi-campus library system made up of four libraries. Counting the Law LibraryFordham owns over 2 million volumes, 428,800 electronic books and subscribes to over 2,300 periodicals in print and 30,000 electronic journals. Walsh Library is the main library facility on the Rose Hill Campus. It contains about 1 million volumes. The Library at Lincoln Center consists of general undergraduate collections and strong holdings in education, social services, and business administration. The Westchester campus 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. See the library handbook for instructions. The system contains Fordham’s on-line library catalog, over 300 databases, and access to other library catalogs through the Internet.
The online library catalog helps you locate printed books on the shelves and also provides links to full-text online books and journals. Students with valid University ID cards may borrow books from any Fordham library. The loan period is one month.
There are a number of important services available in Walsh Library:
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. Several of the databases cover all topics. Ask a reference librarian how to use these computers.
The Reserve Room: Books and articles reserved by faculty members for their classes are located in the reserve room on the first floor. Most reserve materials are also available online. Also kept in the Reserve Room are the current issues of printed periodicals. They are shelved alphabetically by title.
The Copy Center: Photocopy machines and change machines are located in the Copy Center on the first floor. There is also a scanner available for making digital copies of documents.
Electronic Information Center: Both computers and audio-visual services are offered in the Center, which is located on the ground floor.
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, this unit contains the University archives and rare books.
Library Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM - Midnight
Friday 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 10:00 Am - Midnight
The Early Morning Zone is open from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM Monday through Friday.
The Late Night Zone is open from Midnight to 2:00 AM Sunday through Thursday.
For full information about library service at Fordham, pick up a copy of the Library Handbook in Walsh Library.
Updated August 2012.