Occasionally, the French Institute receives donations containing titles already owned, or that are slightly out of scope for the collection.
Those titles, which will not be added to the French Institute's collection, are listed below, and are made available to peer institutions and researchers who wish to own any of them.
To inquire about a certain title, please contact us via email or phone.
The French Institute follows the academic calendar of Assumption University. Exceptions to our regular hours may be found here.
For reasons of preservation, French Institute collection materials do not circulate; however, non-rare materials are allowed to circulate through the d’Alzon Library or inter-library loan with the director’s permission.
It should be noted that the Institute’s collection includes a number of Franco-American newspapers from the New England region. Most consist of bound copies and nearly all have been microfilmed. To preserve the bound volumes, the Institute encourages scholars to consult the microfilm copies whenever they are available, for example, at the American Antiquarian Society or the Boston Public Library.