General Information and FAQs

Library Cards

Any Ohio resident can become a registered borrower upon presenting photo identification with proof of current street address (P.O. boxes are not accepted). Children under 18 require a parent's signature.

Loan Periods

All books, audiobooks, music, magazines, and instructional movies are loaned for 21 days.  Feature films and video games are loaned for 7 days. 

Item Limits

A patron age 17 or younger is limited to a total of 15 items. A patron must be at least 18 years old to checkout movies and video games. Adults may checkout: 15 DVDs, 4 video games, and 20 Music CDs.

Item Overdue Fees

Material Type Adult Cards Juvenile Cards

Books & Music

$0.05/day $0.05/day
Movies & Video Games $0.50/day 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.

 
Renewals

Items that are not on reserve or at renewal limits will be automatically. Patrons may renew 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.

Movies and video games can be renewed up to 5 times. Audiobooks, books, music CDs, and magazines may be renewed up to 10 times. 

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.

Notifications

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.

Item Drop-Off Points

Items may be returned to any of the following locations, regardless of where they were checked out:

  1. Franklin Library,
  2. Springboro Library,
  3. in front of Hunter Elementary School (currently closed due COVID-19).
  4. in Carlisle, back parking lot of the Franklin Township building (currently closed due COVID-19).

Donations

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.