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 Leo T. Kissam 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 34,000 print and electronic journals.
The Walsh Library contains approximately 1 million volumes which serve the undergraduate college, the Gabelli School of Business, and the curricula of 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 priveleges for students with valid University ID: undergraduate students have 28 days; graduate students have until the end of the current academic semester.
Online 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 (see Library Directory), text message (66746), 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 the Reserve Desk. Electronic resources including journal articles and other digitized materials are available online via the library's homepage under Electronic Reserves (ERes).
The Copy Center: Photocopy machines, vended card dispensers, change machines, overhead 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. An overhead 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.
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.
Quinn Library Computer Labs and AV Room: The AV Room (DVD, CD check-out) is located at the back of the 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 dissertations are also stored here.
Archives and Special Collections: Located on the fourth floor of Walsh Library, Special Collections stores the university archives, historical manuscripts, and rare books. Information regarding access and holdings is available at:
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 Antiquities Museum (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.
Walsh Library Hours:
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 8:30AM – Midnight
- Friday: 8:30AM – 9:00PM
- Saturday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
- Sunday: Noon – Midnight
The Late Night Zone (1st Floor East Wing) is open from 12:00 AM until 2:00 AM,
Sundays through Thursdays. The Early Morning Zone is open from 6:30AM to 8:30AM, Monday through Friday, and 10:00AM to 12:00PM Sunday.
Quinn Library Hours:
Fall and Spring Semester
- Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM –11:00PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: Noon to 11:00 PM
For more information about library services at Fordham, you can obtain a copy of the Library Handbookat 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) 817-5109
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) 367-3060
Call for Intersession and Holiday Hours: (914) 367-3061
Leo T. Kissam Law Library (Please consult Law Library for services, schedules, and policies)