The Franco Library at Alvernia University is committed to excellence in providing scholarly research materials for the learning community. The library is responsible for the acquisition, organization, access and maintenance of information sources in all formats.

Librarians instruct users in the access, evaluation and ethical use of information sources. They also work closely with faculty to plan the development of resources, information literacy instruction and research assistance that support self-initiation of lifelong-learning and fulfillment.

Library Resources

The Franco Library collections include nearly 75,000 physical items consisting of books, periodicals, DVDs and other items. Additionally, the library's rich digital collection includes electronic journals, eBooks, educational videos, news resources, tutorials and over 125 research guides. The library offers a variety of technology-enhanced study spaces including group study rooms, quiet study spaces and collaborative work areas.

Research Assistance

Professional librarians are available to guide students in finding, evaluating, citing, and using information ethically and legally. Students may reach a librarian for assistance via chat, telephone, email, or in person. Librarians offer extended one-on-one consultations both virtually and in person.

Contact Us

Phone: 610-796-8223

The Franco Library Building is open 24/7. For access to the building when in-person services are unavailable, please swipe your University ID card. For in-person library service hours, check out our library hours page. Our staff is here to help. Learn more about us.

When Alvernia Librarians are offline, Chat with a Librarian PA is available 24/7 to answer research questions. Click the blue Chat button to get started!