Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Linda LoSchiavo, Director of Libraries

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 of four libraries. Including the Law Library, Fordham provides more than 2 million volumes, 500,000 electronic books, and more than 60,000 electronic and print journals. The William D. Walsh Family Library is the 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 Fordhams 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.  The system contains Fordhams on-line library catalog, over 300 databases, and access to other library catalogs through the Internet.


The One-Search Discovery platform allows users to search books, journal articles, newspapers, dissertations, and media in a single Google-like search.

The online library catalog and One Search help 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.


Services available in Walsh Library include:


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 for assistance with databases or other library resources.


The Reserve Room: Most reserve materials are available online Books and print articles reserved by faculty members for their classes are located in the Reserve Room on the first floor.. Also kept in the Reserve Room are the current issues of printed periodicals. They are shelved alphabetically by title.


The Copy Center: Scanners and photocopiers  are located in the Copy Center on the first floor. A self- check kiosk is available in the Copy Center as well.


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 available 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 8:30AM to 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 6:30AM to 8:30AM Monday through Friday.  The Late Night Zone is open from midnight to 2:00AM Sunday through Thursday.

For full information about library service at Fordham, see or pick up a copy of the Library Handbook in Walsh Library.


Updated August 2013.

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