Usage Policy

For reasons of preservation, the French Institute Collection does 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.