Library Services

Ryan Matura Library | Fairfield Campus

Sacred Heart University's Ryan Matura Library is located on the Fairfield campus, but we do have many resources and services available to you in Stamford as well. 

Please visit our website - this is your portal to the library's electronic and subscription resources. If you are outside of the main Fairfield campus, you will need to login with your SHU ID & Password in order to use most library resources & databases.

You can access the online catalog (which displays the books & journals that the library owns & subscribes to), view a list and links for general, multidisciplinary, & subject-specific databases, and contact a librarian directly from the library's main web page (via email or text). 

For more information on accessing the library’s catalog, databases, interlibrary loan service, citation managers, and writing and speaking resources, please see our Introduction to the SHU Library for Stamford Campus Students & Faculty.

For more information on restaurants, coffee shops, delis, etc., in downtown Stamford, near Landmark Square, see our Walking Tour of Restaurants Close to Landmark Square.

Research Help:

Reference librarians are on duty during most library open hours to help you locate library materials or assist you with your research.

*For email, text, or Ask a Librarian, you can expect an answer within a few hours (or sooner) during the library's open hours - check library hours.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

Call us at 203-371-7705 or email us at >> Place an ILL request online

*Go online for more details about which ILL services are available to you as Stamford faculty/students.

Ferguson Library | Stamford, CT

Finally, Stamford’s Ferguson Library, which lies across the street from the SHU Stamford campus at the corner of Bedford and Broad Streets, is a wonderful local resource.  You can access their website at  They have a wealth of business materials and a considerable multimedia collection. CT Residents can check out materials using their hometown library cards.  If you are not a CT Resident, please visit the library’s Information Desk for assistance.