January 23, 2015
by Student - Paul Spino

New Year’s Resolutions

Looking to start off the New Year on a healthy note? At the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, we have the perfect remedy for New Year’s resolution fanatics. Library staff members want the best results for  students – physically, mentally, and most importantly, academically.

Looking to cut nasty habits and learn other ways to reduce severe levels of stress? Many studies have proven that meditation is a phenomenal way to eliminate anxiety while putting your mind at peace.

Or get into shape with a broad selection of Pilates DVDs along with health and medicine books to inspire you to eat healthy foods!

You are encouraged to check out the display set up at the main entrance! We assure you that you will find something interesting!

Pictured below: Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. This DVD program, available for check-out, will help you get the beach body you’ve wanted since you set your eyes upon the Long Island Sound at the beach.

30 day shred

30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels. Jillian is well known for her work on TV shows such as The Biggest Loser.

P.S. – If you’re looking for other great titles- check out these DVDs, available for check-out!

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Loving v. Virginia

January 21, 2015
by Student - Justine Ferrara

African American History – Court Lens

In honor of Martin Luther King week, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library is showcasing books from our collection about African American history as seen through the lens of the court system. Highlighted books include those about the Plessy v. Ferguson trial, the Flood v. Kuhn trial and the Michigan Affirmative Action case. All material is available for check-out.

Stop by to see this display on the main floor of the library and join us on Monday, January 26 from 6-8 p.m. for a showing of the movie “The Loving Story” in the Library Multimedia Room. This documentary film from 2012 tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case that changed history—Loving v. Virginia. There will be a Faculty Discussion Panel following the showing.

Listen to this twelve-minute podcast of the Lovings’ story from NPR.


January 6, 2015
by jkremer

E-Books Hit 600,000!

The beginning of 2015 marks the Library’s milestone of offering over 600,000 e-books!  Our e-book collections offer books in every discipline. Search and discover our e-books through the Library catalog.

THE IMITATION GAMEHere’s some new ebooks we got in – just in time for some pre-Oscar reading!

Did you love the movie Imitation Game? Read Andrew Hodges’s ebook Alan Turing: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game.


  Were you inspired by the newly released movie Selma?  Then read John Kirk’s 2014 ebook Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.







The Movie Unbroken is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book (available in our print collection) of the same title about a WWII soldier who survives a Japanese labor camp. The ebook The Forgotten Highlander : An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific by Alistair Urquhart offers another incredible story of survival.




December 23, 2014
by jkremer
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Closing and Services Information during Break


The DiMenna-Nyselius Library building will be closed from Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm, through Sunday, January 4, 2015.

The library will reopen and a full schedule of operations will resume on Monday, January 5. Library Hours


Returning Items

Due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure period. However, if you would like to return items between December 23 and January 4, a book and media return box is located outside on the North (facing Bannow) side of the Library. Renewal services will be unavailable during the closure.

Research Assistance

Real-time research assistance online will be available throughout the closure dates with the exception of Dec 25 and Jan 1. Visit the Library website http://www.fairfield.edu/library/ to use the Chat Research Help box. Because this is a Jesuit cooperative service, assistance will be provided by a librarian from another Jesuit university.

Research assistance by email, in-person or by telephone will be unavailable between December 23 and January 4. Students, faculty, and staff who send email inquiries or leave telephone messages during the closure period will receive replies starting on January 5; queries will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Other Library Services

  • Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary loan requests submitted between December 23 and January 4 will not be processed until January 5.
  • Course Reserves: class reserve materials will be unavailable during the closure; reserve lists submitted by instructors using the online form between December 23 and January 4 will be processed starting on January 5.

Online Resources

All databases and e-journals are available during the closure, using your NET ID login credentials. In addition, 100,000s of e-books are available through the Library catalog.

Happy Holidays!