The Franco Library at Alvernia University is committed to excellence in providing academic resources and services to its learning community according to professional standards. 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 100,000 physical items consisting of books, periodicals, DVDs and other items. Additionally, video tutorials, over 200,000 eBooks, 46,000 electronic journal titles and 125 research guides are available via the library website. 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, accessing, evaluating, and using information ethically and legally. Students may reach a librarian for assistance via chat, telephone, email, or in person. Extended consultations to work one-on-one with a librarian are available and encouraged.  


Library Hours

For the safety of our community, the Alvernia University campus is closed. You can contact a librarian via Ask a Librarian, Chat or Email. 

Mon–Thurs:   8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday:            8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday:       12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:       12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 610-796-8223
Research: 610-796-5517


Hours Exceptions