The Franklin-Springboro Public Library serves over 50,000 residents in northwestern Warren County, Ohio. Our library has two locations to serve its users. The Franklin Library first opened in 1923. This library currently operates out of a 23,000 square foot building that opened in 2002. The Springboro Library operates out of a 9,200 square foot building that opened in 1989 and was expanded in 1999.
Both libraries offer the full range of library items to check out including books, movies, music CD's, books on CD, magazines, video games, and eBooks for both children and adults. Each library is connected to high speed Internet and provides black & white and color printing for a fee. Copy and fax services are available for a fee. Please contact the library with any questions you have about registering for a library card and for programs and services that we offer.
Martha M. Bush
Franklin-Springboro Public Library
44 E. Fourth Street
Franklin, Ohio 45005
Board of Trustees
- Janese Griffin, President
- Suzanne Edwards, Secretary
- Jane Schreier Jones
- Steven Runge
- Betsy Westendorf
- Tanya Lee
- Joan Allen
Please check back for available job openings.
The Franklin-Springboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.
The Library always accepts applications for employment and keeps them on file for 6 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- programs for all ages
- book clubs for children and adults;
- homebound delivery service;
- Dayton Daily News on-line;
- Moody's (Franklin)
- Standard & Poor's and Valueline (Springboro);
- PCs with Internet access and Microsoft Office products;
- color copier and fax services.
Any Ohio resident can become a registered borrower upon presenting identification with proof of current street address (P.O. boxes are not accepted). Children under 18 require a parent's signature.
All books, books on tape or CD, music, magazines, CD-ROMs, and instructional videos or DVDs are loaned for 21 days. Feature films and video games have a 7-day loan period.
A patron age 17 or younger is limited to a total of 15 items, 4 of which may be music CDs. A patron must be at least 18 years old to checkout movies, video games, and CD-ROMs. Adults may checkout: 7 DVDs, unlimited VHS tapes, 2 video games, 4 CD-ROMs, and 10 Music CDs.
Item Overdue Fees
Books & Music
|Movies, Video Games & CD-ROMs
||Can't check out
The maximum fee for juvenile materials and magazines is $2.00 per item. The maximum fee for all other materials is $5.00 per item, not to exceed the cost of the item. Items not returned within 50 days of their due date will be charged to your account. This may result is being sent to a Collection Agency, which will add a fee of $10.00 to your account. If an item is lost for over 1 year, it may not be returned. The lost item must be paid for.
Items that are not on reserve may be renewed online or by calling the library. Library accounts may also be accessed through the online Catalog with a library card number and PIN. Patrons accessing accounts online may also activate and suspend holds.
Patrons may place holds on all material types in the library. This can be done using the library's online catalog or by asking a staff member at the circulation or reference desks.
All patrons receive multiple notices for overdue material. Patrons will be contacted via mail or email. Email recipients receive a courtesy notice when items are close to their due date.
Items may be returned to any of the following locations, regardless of where they were checked out:
- Franklin Library,
- Springboro Library,
- in front of Hunter Elementary School,
- in Carlisle, behind Pizza Hotline.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Franklin-Springboro Public Library are involved in many aspects of the library's operation. They contribute to our continuing success. Throughout the year they coordinate several book sales, which helps support library programming.
The library is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
The mission of the Franklin-Springboro Public Library is to meet the educational, informational, intellectual, and recreational needs of the people in the service community: Franklin, Franklin Township, Carlisle, Springboro, and Clearcreek Township.
Policies & Services
The Library provides access to:
over 140,000 books;
24, 888 movies, music, audiobooks, playaways, and video games;
411 digital reference and business databases;
over 130,000 downloadable eBooks and audiobooks;
fax and color copier services.
250,640 patrons visited the library;
528,673 items checked out;
30,251 people were library card holders;
3,129 new library cards were issued;
45,433 patrons used public internet computers;
500 programs were offered;
22,150 patrons attended programs;
3,440 patrons participated in the Summer Reading Program
449 visits were made to homebound patrons
395 outreach trips were made to schools and daycare centers;
105 people helped with AARP Tax Aide service;
843 attended GED classes
The Franklin-Springboro Public Library is not accepting donations of books, magazines, movies, music, or audiobook at this time. If you are interested in making a monetary donation or tribute gift, please contact the library. Thank you for thinking of us.
If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming due dates, overdue items and items ready to be picked up, please let us know.
Can't come to the Library? Let the Library come to you! If you are a resident of the Franklin, Carlisle or Springboro area, and are homebound, you qualify! All you need is a current Franklin-Springboro Public Library card to begin this service.
We will deliver materials to your door! Simply tell us what you enjoy.
Call Melissa at 937-746-2665 for more information.
Click here to view the homebound application.
Interlibrary loan is a free service offered to patrons who reside, own property, or own a business within the Franklin-Springboro Public Library service district. It is used as a means of providing material not available in the Library’s collection where purchase of such material is not possible or is not deemed appropriate. The Library will loan material, at no charge, to other libraries upon request when the loan will not interfere with public service.
Please allow extra time when requesting Interlibrary Loan materials since delivery schedules and availability may be limited.
Interlibrary Loan materials may not be renewed.
Internet Access & Public Computers
The library provides free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office products. The Franklin Library has 20 public access computers, while Springboro Library has 12 public access computers.
Internet Access Policy
Meeting Rooms & Application Forms
Does your group need a place to meet? The Library can provide meeting spaces for your non-profit group.
Please read the Meeting Room Policy before submitting your application.
Please fill out the Meeting Room Request Form and bring it to the library. Hand it in at the front desk and a staff member will review it.
The Franklin Library has multiple meeting rooms - Meeting Room descriptions .
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