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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's Library in St Francis Hall was designed to provide students, faculty and staff access to knowledge and resources that foster a culture of learning, collaboration and innovation, serving as a hub for academic excellence.

The library houses a collection of books, journals and online resources covering various subjects. With an extensive array of digital resources, students can access scholarly material at their fingertips, 24/7. The library staff is committed to maintaining a collection that caters to the evolving needs of the university community and is available to help patrons one-on-one or in a classroom or workshop setting.

The library is a member of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, providing FranU students, faculty and staff with access to Affordable Learning Support, Open Education Resources, a reciprocal borrowing program that includes other academic libraries in Louisiana, and an additional host of electronic resources totaling a 12-to-one return on investment.

Students can engage in online research, access e-books and databases, and collaborate on projects seamlessly. To enhance the learning experience, the library has incorporated quiet reading areas for individual study as well as collaborative learning spaces within the Library. These spaces include study carrels, lounge seating, and group study rooms equipped with technology for immersive learning experiences.

"The opening of our new University Library marks a significant milestone in our institution's dedication to providing exceptional educational resources and fostering a vibrant intellectual community. We invite students, faculty, and staff to explore this state-of-the-art facility and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge it offers," said Lucas Huntington, co-director of FranU's library.

The Learning Resource Center is 5400 square feet, has a reception desk, four study rooms, an open study area, a testing center with 40 desktop computers and 50 lockers.

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