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Fordham Forward Libraries: Westchester Library

Westchester Library Services

Questions @ the Fordham Westchester Library - 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. 

Public Access* to Study at the Fordham Westchester Library 

*See Westchester Library Hours for the most up-to-date hours

Library Hours are temporarily limited and plans to expand access are a key priority.  We appreciate your patience during the start of Fall 2021.

Reference and Instruction

Please note that a Reference Librarian is available onsite on Saturdays.

For Reference consultations, visit our Ask a Librarian page for assistance.

To schedule Bibliographic Instruction, submit a request via our Library Instruction Request form.

Placing Holds and Book Borrowing at the Fordham Westchester Library 

Patrons are able to place a HOLD via the library catalog for any print books or AV items (DVDs and CDs) they wish to borrow. Look for email notification when items will be available for pick-up on a designated book cart (labeled - Hold Pick-Ups) located near the Circulation Desk. Items will be charged to user accounts prior to pick up. Intercampus Loans and InterLibrary Loans will be processed and made available on the Hold Pick-Up cart.

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.

Fordham Westchester 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 the Fordham Westchester Library 

To return books, you must deposit items in the book drop located outside the library entrance.

Paying Fines at the Fordham Westchester Library 

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

Self-serve Printing at Westchester Library

“Use flash drives, not paper!” Westchester Library staff do not manage print services or provide technical assistance for personal devices. Call IT Help @ 718 817-3999 or visit the IT HelpDesk website for all questions related to printing and technical assistance. 

Scanners at the Fordham Westchester Library 

The scanners and copiers are located in the back of the library, available during regular hours of operation. The results of the scan can be emailed by the patron at the end of the job to themselves, or they can be saved to a personal thumbdrive.

Please note that all Reserve titles are now available in digital format via the Fordham Library Catalog, print Reserve titles will not circulate.

Public Computing at the Fordham Westchester Library 

PC availability has been reduced. All patrons are encouraged to use personal laptops and refrain from using shared devices whenever possible.