About the Libraries
The Fordham University Libraries are at three major locations: the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx; the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan; and the Westchester Campus Library in Harrison. Fordham University Libraries own more than 2,000,000 volumes and subscribe to over 15,500 periodicals and 50,000 electronic journals and is a depository for United States Government documents. Fordham University Libraries own many special collections of rare books and manuscripts covering a variety of subjects including Americana, Jesuitica, the French Revolution, and Criminology. The library also provides access to over 60,000 electronic books.
The William D. Walsh Family Library at Rose Hill contains over 1,000,000 volumes and 380,000 government documents. It is named after William Walsh, a Fordham Alumnus and member of the University Board of Trustees, who made a major contribution toward its construction. All Rose Hill Library services including the Science Library, Audio Visuals, Electronic Services, Government Documents, Archives, Special Collections, Microforms, and Fordham Dissertations are housed here.
The Gerald M. Quinn Library at Lincoln Center contains some 500,000 volumes and is named in memory of the late Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. In addition to a general collection serving Fordham College at Lincoln Center, the Quinn Library also has strong collections in business, education, and social service serving the three graduate schools on that campus.
The Fordham Westchester Library houses over 30,000 volumes and serves Fordham's graduate schools of Business, Education, Religious Education and Social Services. All of Fordham University Libraries' electronic books and databases are available in the Westchester Campus Library.
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)