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Getting Started at the Fordham University Libraries: Students

Getting Started: Students

New to Fordham? Been here awhile and just need a refresher?  


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Research Support

We provide a variety of research support resources and services...

  • The Fordham Library Catalog and OneSearch Discovery (under Quick Search) connect you to the Library’s holdings—24/7 from anywhere!
  • The hardest part of writing papers is finding the reliable and valid research resources you need. Check out our Research Guides and our electronic databases for a starting point in more than 40 disciplines.
  • E-journals and e-books are available, too, often in full-text. And, all of these resources are available on site at the Libraries and off-campus through remote access.

Still not sure how or where to start your research? Chat with a librarian right now!

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Did You Know?

Self-check kiosks are available for your convenience whenever the Libraries are open!

Quinn Library Kiosks: In the First Floor Learning Commons.

Walsh Library Kiosks: Near the Circulation & Reserves Desk (First Floor Atrium) & on the Third Floor (across from elevators)
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Course Reserves

We can help with your everyday classroom needs...
Course Reserves (Ares) contain pertinent course readings and materials your professors have designated specifically for your classes. (Ares course page passwords are disseminated only by your faculty members.) Ares help is available in print and video tutorials.

Required books for your classes may be available in the Digital Reserves Collection or as ebooks in the library collection. 

Access Services & Borrowing Privileges

  • Standard undergraduate borrowing privileges include:
    • A 28-day loan period,
    • Placing Holds online through the Catalog for circulating items at any campus library,
    • And a Document Delivery service to receive PDFs of articles-in-print or small selections from books-in-print at Fordham..
  • Materials not owned by Fordham can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Consortia privileges provide you with additional access to other research collections* beyond Fordham’s holdings.

    *Check with the library you intend to visit to be sure that in-person access is available at this time. 

Are you a graduate student? Enjoy semester loan periods as well as the other services above!

Computer & Printer Services

Computer and printing privileges, including remote printing, are available to all students of Fordham University through the Libraries.

Study Zones Available!

Study Zones at the Quinn and Walsh libraries are available throughout the academic year!

*24-Hour Study Zone during Mid-Terms and Finals!*

Image credit: student library on Flickr by Aris Gionis

Quinn Library Study Zone
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday to Friday,  7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Monday to Thursday,  8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Walsh Library Study Zone
Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Sunday to Thursday,  12 a.m. to  2 a.m.
During Study Zone Hours, only currently enrolled Fordham students, faculty and University staff members are granted access to the Libraries.

Entertainment Options

Looking for some entertainment options?

You can search the Library Catalog for DVDs available for 5-day loans in the EIC or at the Quinn Library Services Desk, as well as search for streaming options in our databases. 

And, don't forget that we have a host of new and popular fiction and non-fiction titles in our circulating collections.

Image credit: Old Media on Flickr by John Ward

Circulation & Reserve Departments

Circulation & Reserve Departments
Fordham University Libraries

Walsh Library  ♦  Rose Hill Campus  ♦  718-817-5109  ♦  718-817-3578
Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6062  ♦  212-636-6061
Fordham Westchester Library  ♦  Fordham Westchester Campus  ♦  914-367-3060  ♦  914-367-3061   ♦   ♦