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Alvernia's Franco Library

What can the library do for you?

  • Provide excellent study space
  • Offer free access to a wide array of technologies
  • Make research easier by supplying advice & help through librarians & online resources created specifically for your needs
  • Supply Internet access

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Services Available to You

Research Help

Librarians are at the library to help you with your research needs!  Email, chat, Zoom and in person reference help is available at the Franco Library or online at:

Study Rooms

There are a number of Study Rooms available to reserve for your use.  These rooms supply innovative technology. Reserve a room at the Circulation Desk!

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Can't find a book or article that you need?  We will get it for you at no cost and no hassle.  Simply contact our Interlibrary Loan staff with your citation or fill out our Interlibrary Loan form.  

Ask a Librarian if you need help!

Copier/Scanner/Fax Services

We have copying, printing, scaning, and faxing for FREE

Resources Available to You

Database Access

Gain access to scholarly online research tools on campus & remotely at:

Books, CDs, & DVDs

Check out books, CDs, and DVDs with your Univeristy ID.  Popular titles are available as well as scholarly resources for classes.

Browse our popular movie titles on our Pinterest board.

Software Access

Use a variety of software on our campus computers for your educational needs including Microsoft Office Suite, ATLAS Ti, SPSS, & Adobe Creative Suite

Laptop Checkout

Don't have a laptop & don't want to use one of the library's desktops?  You can check out a laptop at the Circulation Desk for in library use.

Research Guides & Video Tutorials

Need help & can't come in to the library?  Our website has online research guides & video tutorials to help you from home at: and our YouTube channel.

Dr. Frank A. Franco Library Learning Center

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Alvernia Library
Dr. Frank A. Franco Library Learning Center
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

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