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Alumni Library Services: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Library FAQ

What is the Fordham Library Website Address?

Which of the Three Fordham Libraries May Alumni Use?

Alumni may use any one of Fordham's libraries. See their addresses below. Just bring your Ram Pass to gain admittance. The addresses of the libraries are:

 

 

-   The Walsh Library at Rose Hill

 

     441 East Fordham Road

 

     Bronx, NY  10458

 

     Reference Desk: 718 817-3586

 

 

  -  The Quinn Library at Lincoln Center

 

     140 West 62nd Street

 

     New York, NY  10023

 

     Reference Desk: 212 636-6050

 

 

 -   The Library at Westchester

 

     400 Westchester Avenue

 

     Harrison, NY  10604

 

     Reference Desk: 914 367-3061

 

     

What ID Do I Need to Enter the Library?

Just show your Ram Pass, along with a photo ID, to gain entry to any Fordham campus library.

How Do I Get a Ram Pass?

When are the Libraries Open?

May I Get Wireless Access on My Laptop?

Unfortunately wireless access is not available to alumni; only to registered students, current staff and faculty of the University. 

May I Access Ebooks and Databases from Home?

Due to contractual obligations with the Library's vendors, databases and ebooks may be accessed by alumni only on the computers in the Library.

May I Check Books Out of the Library?

Fordham alumni with a valid Alumni RamPass may obtain borrowing privileges for an annual fee of $100 at any Circulation Desk.

May Alumni Use the Inter Campus Loan System?

Alumni who have paid the $100 fee for borrowing privileges have access to the Inter Campus Loan system through "My Account" found in the Library catalog.  To access "My Account", the user ID would be the alumni bar code number that is on their Ram Pass and the phrase "changeme" is the PIN.  Note that for alumni who have not paid for borrowing privileges, there is no access to "My Account". 

To request items through Intercampus Loan online, please follow these steps:

  • Visit http://catalog.library.fordham.edu
  • Click on "My Account" (toolbar right under the Fordham Library Catalog banner) before you begin your search.
  • Click on "Review My Account" to log in to your library account.
  • Log in using the bar code that is on your Ram Pass as the User ID, and the phrase "changeme" as the PIN.
  • Once logged in, click on "Search/Home" (toolbar right under the Fordham Library Catalog banner) and begin your search.
  • Now that you are logged into the catalog, you will notice a "Place Hold" link under each resulting record found during your search.
  • Click the "Place Hold" link on any books you wish to request through Intercampus Loan, select the library in which you wish to pick up the item, and click on the "Place Hold" rectangle to complete your request.
  • When you are done with your catalog search, click on "Logout" at the top right-hand corner of the web page to exit your account.

May I Use the Printer in the Library?

Each campus library has computer printers that alumni may use. The cost is 5 cents a page.  Alumni may purchase a print card for 50 cents and add money for printing to it. 

May I Use the Scanner in the Library?

Each campus library has a scanner which may be used for free.  Be sure to bring a flash drive with you.

May I Use the Copier in the Library?

Each campus library has copying machines that alumni may use. The cost is 10 cents a page for the copier.  Alumni may purchase a print card for 50 cents and add money for copying to it.