Library About Policies Building Policies

Building Use

Study and collaboration spaces in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library are primarily for use by Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff. Group study rooms are for Fairfield University students and Alumni only. Members of the broader community are invited to use the Library as well with the following stipulations:

(1) children under the age of 14 who are not enrolled in high school must be accompanied by and supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the building;

(2) all high school students must remain on the main (2nd) floor of the Library at all times; and

(3) everyone in the building is required to present valid identification to University personnel when asked.

Failure to abide by these stipulations will result in expulsion from the Library.

Food & Drink Policy

Non-disruptive food (i.e., not overly loud or aromatic) in moderate amounts and covered drinks are allowed. Please report any spills to the staff at the Service desk.

Areas with restricted food or drink policies:
Archives & Special Collections: No food or drink.

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 ( and Curtis Ferree ( 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