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Alvernia's Franco Library

What can the library do for you?

  • Provide in-person, online, and asynchronous classes with information literacy sessions that will prepare students for research
  • Place resources & materials on Reserve for your courses
  • Help you to create effective assignments that utilize library resources
  • Collaborate with you on Collection Development so that library resources fit your research & curriculum needs

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Services Available to You

Information Literacy Sessions

With the vast array of growing information each year, it has become vital that students develop comprehensive information literacy skills in order to become lifelong learners.  This is where librarians can aid you in educating Alvernia's students.

Contact one of the Reference and Instruction Librarians to schedule a class. Recorded sessions can also be arranged for asynchronous classes. 

Course Reserves

Print Items

Books, articles, & DVDs can be placed on reserve for student use in the library.  Faculty should complete a Reserve Materials Form for each item.

Electronic Items

Create a list of electronic reserve items for students within your Blackboard course page.

For questions about reserves contact our Library Assistant.

Research Help

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

Collection Development

Have a specific topic that you or your students are researching, but the library doesn't sufficient resources? Contact your liaison librarian to discuss a purchase for the library's collection.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Can't find a book or article that you need?  We can often get it for you at no cost. Contact our Interlibrary Loan staff with your citation or fill out our Interlibrary Loan form.  

Ask a Librarian if you need help!


Resources Available to You

Database Access

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

Books & DVDs

Check out books and DVDs with your Alvernia ID.  Popular titles are available as well as scholarly resources for classes.  If there is a title you'd like to use for class, consult your liaison librarian in order to obtain a copy for the library's collection.

Research Guides & Video Tutorials

Need resources to use in class with your students?  Our website has online research guides tutorials to help your students at: