Today’s Sponsor

Your name could be here!

Sponsor a Day at the library to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, remember loved ones, and more. Learn all about it here.


Give a gift that helps the entire community.

Donate to the Annual Fund Drive!

Consider joining the Friends of the Franklin Public Library. Visit the Friends page to learn more.

There are also lots of other ways you can support your library.


Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
Fax: (814) 432-8998
Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

Or, use our Contact Us form.


Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

New Year Closing

happy new year 2016We are open today through Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Please stop by and say hello!

We are closed this Thursday, December 31, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016 for the New Year. Regular hours resume Monday, January 4, 2016.

Enjoy the New Year and celebrate safely!

One Card, Three Libraries

As you have likely heard by now, Venango County funded a special project to unite the infrastructure of our three county libraries: Cooperstown, Oil City, and Franklin. We now all use the same library software, called TLC, and share a new, single library card that can be used at all three locations.

This benefits our patrons in a number of ways:

  • TLC is a modernized library system. The new online catalog offers more Google-like searching capabilities, and is optimized to use on mobile devices. There is also a special, kids-only catalog.
  • Books from all three of our county libraries show up in your searches!
  • The new system sends you a reminder via text or email two days before your items are due, as well as notify you of any arrived holds or overdue items.
  • The new system keeps track of all the books you’ve checked out.

Some checkout policies and fines have varied slightly in order to keep them the same across all three libraries.

Please, stop in your library today and pick up your new card!

Overdrive Not Working

Our popular digital branch, Overdrive, is not functioning currently as we work to implement our our new computer system that integrates all three county libraries into one system.

We hope to have Overdrive back and running as soon as possible, and will let you know as soon as that happens. We know how many of you use and love it!

We apologize and thank you for your patience. As always, thank you for supporting your libraries.


  • Our new rates have gone into effect.
    • Fines for books, magazines, and audio recordings are .20 per day, per title. Most books, magazines, and audio recordings circulate for 14 days.
    • New fiction (previously 3 day loan) now circulates for 7 days.
    • Movie fines are $1.00 per day, per title. Movies circulate for 7 days.
    • Non-resident cards are $30 per year.
  • Thank you for your patience while we learn our new computer system. It’s an exciting time for local libraries! You can now search our catalog, our catalog just for kids, and a union catalog of all three local libraries. This project was funded by the County of Venango. Now anyone who has a library card from any of the three libraries can use their card at any of the three libraries!

Closed for Staff Training

The library is closed Monday, September 14 for staff training.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 15.

Thank you for your patience while we upgrade and get accustomed to a new circulation system!