Special Collections houses approximately 15,000 items. Some of these
items are rare or unique and most require special handling and preservation.
The collections are available for use by Villanova faculty, students
and staff as well as by visiting scholars and researchers.
Special Collections items are only available for consultation in the
Special Collections Room. To request material, please fill out a Special Collections
Request form available at Information Desk and at the Reference Consultation desk in the
library or submit the online form. Requested
material will normally be available on the next business day but Special Collections hours
are subject to change so should be confirmed.
Books in Special Collections can be identified in the library catalog
The limit function by location enables you to focus your search on items
shelved in Special Collections.
The Special Collections Room is located on 2nd floor of Falvey
The Special Collections Room is generally open:
||Monday, Thursday and Friday: 2 pm 4 pm
||Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am – 12 pm
Please confirm the hours on a specific date by phone or email to the Special Collections Librarian.
Since many items are very fragile, photocopying is generally not permitted.
Ask at the Reference Desk or contact the Special