Services and Staff

Who Can Use the Library?

The library's mission is to support the academic programs of the University through the provision of high-quality information resources in print, audiovisual, or digital formats, along with supportive services such as instruction in information literacy, use of library services, study facilities, computer, and internet access, and the provision of one-on-one research and reference services. Every Holy Family University student, faculty or instructor, and staff member has access to the library's building, collection, and services. Your University photo ID is your library card to access online resources from off-campus, use the links on this website, and enter your username and password when prompted. Information about your library login can be found here.

The library also provides non-academic services such as limited collection of leisure reading and entertainment DVDs. Access to the library's print collections is a privilege for alumni who are registered with the Alumni Association. Anyone may come in and use the print resources of the Northeast campus Library and LRC in-house subject to a librarian's permission. However, checking out materials and using computers are privileges reserved to current members of the Holy Family University community (students, faculty, staff, and Board members). Courtesy services are provided to students and faculty of sister institutions in the SEPCHE and TCLC consortia. Ask a library staff member for more information about what services are available.

Click here to read more about specific circulation policies, including loan times, fines, and reserves.

Library Staff and Contact Information

Library General Information and Reference Assistance:
Phone: 267-341-3315
Fax: 215-632-8067
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Newtown LRC General Information:
Phone: 267-341-4010
Fax: 215-504-2050
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Library Staff (Philadelphia and Newtown)

Interim Director, Philadelphia:
Shannon Brown
Phone: 267-341-3314
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Assistant Director of Library Services, Newtown:
Kathy Kindness
Phone: 267-341-4010
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Reference:
Robert Ellermeyer
Phone: 267-341-3316
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Reference/Interlibrary Loan:
Debby Kramer
Phone: 267-341-3584
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Acquisitions & Serials:
Floss Tilsner
Phone: 267-341-3311
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Circulation Coordinator (Philadelphia):
Christine Runowski
Phone: 267-341-3315
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Library Assistant (Newtown):
Christine Runowski
Phone: 267-341-4010
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Serials & Circulation:
Lee Carr
Phone: 267-341-3669
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University Archives:
Sr. Brendan O'Brien, CSFN
Phone: 267-341-3414
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Item Type

Circulation Period

Renewable?

Fine

Books 3 weeks Yes 10 cents/day
Kids' Books 3 weeks Yes 10 cents/day
Curriculum Kits 1 week Yes $1/day
DVDs 1 week No $1/day
iPads 1 week No $5/day
Reference Books library use only    
Print & Bound Journals library use only    

Library materials may be renewable online, and most library materials can be requested to be put on reserve for convenient pickup. Checkout receipts are available by e-mail, along with alert notices for materials due to be returned soon. To find out more about additional library services, check the New Features guide.