The French Institute is open to visitors!
In order to best assist you, please contact us in advance to make a research appointment. As our collections are linked with those at Assumption's d'Alzon Library, depending on your focus, you might also need to make an appointment there.
Hours: We are typically here Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 to 4:30. We are closed over the Holiday Break: December 22nd through January 3rd. We are open during most other university breaks, including the summer, but please reach out to confirm availability.
Location: We are located on the 3rd floor of La Maison Française, the first building you see as you arrive on campus. There is no elevator.
The French Institute follows the academic calendar of Assumption University. Exceptions to our regular hours may be found here.
Librarian/Archivist of the French Institute
508-767-7000 ext. 7495
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.