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Fordham Forward Libraries: Quinn Library

Quinn Library Services

Questions @ Quinn - whether in the library or away...

If you need to communicate with library staff regarding any library related issues, please visit the Library Service Desk on the 2nd floor (staffed till 7pm weeknights), contact our staff, email (for queries about fines, holds, renewals, borrower account, etc.), email (for queries about ARES or any course reserve materials), or reach out via our Ask a Librarian service.

Public Access* to Study Zone and Self Services at Quinn Library

*see Quinn Library Hours for the most up-to-date hours

Book borrowing at Quinn Library

Patrons who wish to retrieve a book from the 1st fl. Quinn Stacks (Pub date 2000+) and Oversize collections should use the call number provided in the Fordham Library Catalog to locate items themselves. Disinfectant supplies are available throughout the library, please use at your discretion. Patrons are encouraged to use the self-check machines located near the first floor entrance. Two selfcheck units are available. Each unit provides easy instructions for use; receipts available - email or print.

Patrons who wish to borrow a book from Quinnx Print Collections (Pub date <1999) should contact library staff and/or notify the guard on site that assistance is needed. The QuinnX collections are available for browsing.

Self-Service Holds at Quinn Library

Available Holds (Intercampus Loans and InterLibrary Loans) will be shelved (alphabetically on designated shelves according to the Last Name associated with the patron record) and made available on the Self-Service Pick-up Shelves – Books-to-Go (1st fl Learning Commons). Look for email notification when items are available for pick-up, please allow up to 3 days for Quinn items and up to 5 days for Walsh and Westchester items. Items will remain On HOLD for 5 business days before returned to stacks.

After retrieving items use the self-check machines conveniently located nearby.

Please contact the pickup library by email ( to make alternate arrangements if you are unable to retrieve your requested hold within 5 days.

Quinn Reserves - Instructor Required Readings and Course Reserves

Hard copy reserve titles are exclusively available in digital format. All ‘digitized’ Reserve Titles can be found in the Catalog; denoted as “Digital Reserves” in the print item record. Numerous Reserve titles, previously available in print, have been acquired as eBooks to support remote access.

Contact for more information and assistance. 

Faculty looking to request a title for Reserves should complete our Reserve Request Form.

If you wish to order a title we do not own, please submit an Order a Book request.

Book Returns at Quinn Library

To return books, please use the Quinn Library dropbox, located outside our 1st floor entrance.

Paying Fines at Quinn Library

Please visit the Library Services Desk or email for assistance with current fines and related account issues.

KIC Scanner at Quinn Library 

The KIC scanner is a free service located on the second floor of the Quinn Library, around the corner from the Library Service Desk. The scanner is available for use during the hours that patrons have access to the second floor (Mon-Thurs 9am-12am & Thurs/Fri 9am-8pm).

Public Computing at Quinn Library 

Public PCs are available in Quinn Library. However, all patrons are encouraged to use personal laptops and refrain from using shared devices whenever possible. Technical assistance on the use of PCs or software is not available.

Group Study Rooms at Quinn Library

Group study rooms are available at the Quinn Library for the Fall 2021 semester. Please visit the room reservations page for more details. Reservations are required weekdays from 9am-7pm (rooms are first come first serve afterwards).

Self-serve Printing at Quinn Library

“Use flash drives, not paper!” Self service printing is available at Quinn Library but Quinn staff do not manage print services or provide technical assistance for personal devices. Call IT Help @ 718 817-3999, visit the IT HelpDesk website, or arrange by ‘appointment only’ a HELP session at SL19A, for all questions related to printing and technical assistance.

Additional printing locations available in Computer Labs (3rd fl Lowenstein), on the 4th floor of Lowenstein (across from the elevators), and across from ID Services (Lowenstein, Room 128A)

Writing Center @ Quinn Library

For details, visit their website.