Welcome Back, Stags!

We're excited to see our campus so lively again and look forward to working with you throughout the semester! Here is an overview of our services and spaces that are sure to help you succeed.

Visiting the Library

Per the Town of Fairfield recommendations, masks are required for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors inside University facilities.

Hours: With the exception of Finals week and holidays, here are the Library's hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:45 am - Midnight
  • Friday, 7:45 am - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, 10:30 am - Midnight

The Library Cafe seating area and Innovation Lab are accessible 24 hours daily by swiping your StagCard on the exterior doors. The Dunkin' Donuts in the Library is open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Study Rooms: We have 13 group study rooms and 2 individual study rooms available to reserve for 2 hours at a time. For more info, click here.

Check out our list of upcoming events

Visitor Policy: Those who are not affiliated with Fairfield but are interested in visiting the library, please refer to our updated visitor policy at the bottom of this page.

Library Services & Resources

Research Help: Drop-in research help available Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. You can also chat with a librarian online 24/7 and request a one-on-one research appointment that can be conducted in-person or on Zoom. Be sure to visit our tutorials page for self-guided research help.

Borrowing Materials: Use your NetID and password to access our millions of eBooks and other online resources, or check out our vast print book collections using your StagCard at the Library Services and Information Desk. There, you can also check out materials from our Library of Things, including phone and laptop chargers, personal white boards, adapters & dongles, headphones, umbrellas, folding chairs for the lawn, and more!

Also at the Library Services & Information Desk, you can borrow materials from the Course Reserves, which consists of requires course materials professors have provided, and the Student Donated Textbook Collection, where you may find a copy of your required textbooks and other class texts. Both of these collections are for short-term, in-library use only to ensure that these materials are readily available for all students.

Click here to learn more about our borrowing policies and loan periods.

Home delivery is still available for graduate students who are 100% remote this semester and faculty on sabbatical.

Academic Commons Partners

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is home to the Fairfield University Academics Commons, which consists of the following partners:

Please reach out to us if you have any further questions about our services and resources!

Visitor Policy

Visitors who are not affiliated with the University must receive authorization. Those who are interested in visiting the library should email Jane Velez <jvelez@fairfield.edu> and Curtis Ferree <cferree@fairfield.edu> and provide the following information:

  • Your Name
  • The date and time of day you would like to visit.
  • The purpose of your visit

Requests will be processed within two business days (excluding holidays.) Those who are approved to visit will receive an email with further instructions, which will also function as authorization to enter campus.

Please note:

  • All visitors will be required to wear masks on campus when inside the Library and other campus buildings.
  • Fairfield University is recommending all visitors be vaccinated or be able to provide proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of a campus visit.
  • If you are or someone in your party is sick/showing symptoms, you should please stay home
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