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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 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. 

At all times observe proper social distancing throughout open areas of the library as well as sanitation protocols. Seating capacity and furniture arrangement made to comply with safe capacity standards. 

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

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

*Library capacity has been reduced to accommodate social distancing guidelines and will be regulated by Fordham Public Safety.

All visitors to the library will be required to wear a face covering and adhere to the principles set forth in the Ram Pledge.

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, make sure to wipe-down all touched surfaces before and after using compact shelving. To guarantee contactless service, patrons are required to use the self-check machines located near the first floor entrance. Two selfcheck units are available socially distanced apart. Each unit provides easy instructions for use; receipts available - email or print. Again, remember to disinfect all touched surfaces before and after use.

Self-Service Holds at Quinn Library

QuinnX Collections (Pub date <1999) and AV collections (DVDs, VHS, and CDs) require placing a HOLD  via the library catalog. Intercampus Loans and InterLibrary Loans will also be made available on the Self-Service Pick-up Shelves. Look for email notification when items are available for pick-up, please allow for 7 - 10 days (transferred materials will be quarantined between campuses). The Self-Service Pick-Up Shelves are located next to the self-check machines on 1st fl. Items will remain On HOLD for 5 business days before returned to stacks.

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

Available Holds will be shelved alphabetically on designated shelves according to the Last Name associated with the parton record. After retrieving items use the self-check machines conveniently located nearby.

Quinn Reserves - Instructor Required Readings and Course Reserves

Hard copy reserve titles are exclusively being made available in digital format during Covid-19. To enforce social distancing and contactless interaction, reserve transactions are unavailable for Spring 2021. 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. Faculty and students, please contact for more information and assistance. Faculty, please see Reserve Request Form, and If you wish to order a title we do not own submit the following: Order a Book request.

Book Returns at Quinn Library

To return books, you must use the Quinn Library dropbox, located outside the 1st floor entrance, adjacent to the Amazon Pick-up Lockers.

Paying Fines at Quinn Library

Library staff will not be handling cash during the Spring 2021 semester. Please 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, Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Public Computing at Quinn Library 

Following social distancing guidelines, PC availability has been reduced. 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. Please be sure to disinfect all touched surfaces and wash hands before and after use.

Group Study Rooms at Quinn Library

Group study rooms in Quinn will be unavailable for the Spring 2021 semester. Students should not make attendance or participation in their online courses contingent on access to library spaces, as physical access to the library may change throughout the semester due to environmental circumstances. 

Self-serve Printing at Quinn Library

“Use flash drives, not paper!” Quinn Library 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. Disinfect all touched surfaces before and after use and wash your hands soon after using any shared equipment. Additional printing locations available in Computer Labs (Lowenstein - third floor West). If you experience a printer malfunction report the issue to the IT HelpDesk, please place the provided “Out of Order” sign on the machine. It is required that the machine be decommissioned prior to receiving a thorough disinfection procedure before the needed technical repair takes place.

Writing Center @ Quinn Library

For details, visit their website.