The Library Building will be closed from May 20 to Aug. 19 for renovations to create new tutoring, resource and study areas for students. Library staff will be located in the Shander Room in the PEC during that time.

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.

Intellectual Property Policy

This Policy is intended to address the need of Alvernia University, including the O’Pake Institute, (the “University”) to address issues related to the use and development of intellectual property at the University, its ownership and the respect that the University expects its faculty, staff and students to afford to the intellectual property of the University and of others.


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.


Take a Virtual Tour

Tour the library virtually. This self-guided visit includes two dozen other stops across Alvernia locations, featuring 360-degree panorama views, videos and more.


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Chat With a Librarian

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.


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!