January 6, 2015
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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
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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!