Alumni & Visitor Information

Welcome to Villanova Law Library!


  • Alumni of the Law School are welcome to use the Law Library during the posted hours (see "Visitor Access Hours" on the right side of this page).
  • Villanova University of Law Library is open to the general public during the posted hours.
  • All visitors are asked to sign the visitors' log at the circulation desk when entering the Law Library.


  • Parking in University lots is by permit only.
  • Daily Parking Passes:
    • Temporary parking passes for the law school garage/parking lot are obtained at the Circulation/Reserve Desk in the Law Library.
    • Parking passes are available in 4, 8 and 24 hour increments.  The pass is stamped with the day’s date and time.  It must be displayed on the dashboard.
    • Parking is allowed in any space where there is no faculty or staff restricted parking.  There are a few visitor spaces in the driveway between the Law School and Garey Hall.  Passes are also needed in these spaces.

Special Needs

  • Every level of the Law School and Law Library is accessible by elevator.
  • The Law Library elevator operates by swipe access.  Access swipe cards are available for borrowing at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
  • If other assistance is needed, please ask at Reference or Circulation/Reserve Desks.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Borrowing privileges are extended to current Villanova Law students, faculty, and staff.  There are no borrowing privileges for law school alumni or visitors.
  • Reserve materials must be used only in the law library.  Requests for reserve materials are made at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the first level of the Law Library.  The alumnus/visitor may check out reserve materials for in-library use with a current Driver’s License or University/law school ID.
  • Some of our online databases are only available to current Villanova Law students, faculty, and staff.  Alumni or visitors should consult with a reference librarian for suggestions of resources that can be used.
  • See a Reference Librarian for suggestions of resources that can be used.
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Visitor Access Hours:

Easter Holiday: April 17 - 21
Thursday, April 17: 8 AM - 5 PM
Fri - Sun, April 18 - 20: CLOSED
Monday, April 21: 8 AM - 7 PM

Regular Hours:
March 1 - April 29, 2014

Monday – Thursday: 8AM - 7 PM

Friday:  8AM – 5PM

 Saturday: CLOSED   

Sunday: 1-6
(by Appointment Only)

For Appointments:

Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 610-519-7020

Reference Desk: 610-519-7024

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