The David R. Grace Library

The David R. Grace Library, housed in the University’s Main Villa, currently holds a collection of approximately 36,000 volumes, a small collection of print periodical titles, and a variety of multi-media materials. The collection has been selectively developed with particular regard to the curricular needs of Franklin University Switzerland.


In addition to the print and AV collections, the Library subscribes to many indexes and full-text databases including: EBSCO resources, Lexis-Nexis University, JSTOR, and ARTstor. The Library also subscribes to a large collection of ebooks provided by EBSCO. Subscription database access is limited by IP address to the Franklin network. Off-campus access is available via the Library's proxy server.

The Fowler Learning Commons

Located in the Lowerre Academic Center on the North Campus, the Fowler Learning Commons is home to a selection of reference books and materials as well as the University’s French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish book collections. Science and math books are also located at Fowler (call numbers 500-649.999). For an instructional and study space, it also provides computers and a quiet room.