The page contains information about how to search for books at Fordham University Libraries along with selections of recent books and links to library services.
Access to print books may change due to COVID-19. Please be sure to check the advisories on the library home page for the latest information.
Check out the following videos to learn how to search the library catalog and place a hold or use OneSearch to find books available at Fordham University Libraries.
Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog.
You may Place a Hold on a book through the library catalog and have it delivered to your desired campus.
Once you click on Place Hold on the Item Details page of a catalog record, follow the directions listed on the page to enter your Fordham ID without the preceding "A," PIN, and select your campus location.
Every effort will be made to deliver books within 1-2 business days. A notification email will be sent to your Fordham email account when the item is available for pickup at your home library. Items will remain on hold for 5 business days.
Fordham University Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system to organize our collection of books and other resources. This system organizes books by subject.
All of the physical books in the library are arranged by their Library of Congress Call Number. Please consult this handout for assistance reading call numbers. You may also ask at the Reference Desk for help understanding call numbers.
Borrowing books that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from InterLibrary Loan.