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OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog

Click here to search the Franklin Public Library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more.

 Click here to search the Franklin Public Library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for children. 

Click here to search the union catalog, which includes Cooperstown, Franklin, and Oil City Libraries’ Online Public Access Catalogs (OPAC).

Search for eBooks

Overdrive Audiobooks & Ebooks

To login to the Oil Creek Library District’s digital branch on OverDrive, click on Sign In in the top right corner of the digital branch home page.

On the next screen, choose Franklin Public Library from the drop down menu.

You will need your new county card to use Overdrive.

Other Resources

Other Oil Creek District Libraries

Online Databases

PA Power Library

The POWER Library provides access to thousands e-resources, including full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.   For more information on what is included, read this brochure (PDF).

To login and use the POWER Library, add our Power Library Code pl2210 to the front of your seven digit Franklin library card number. For example: pl22100012345



The AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists is the Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

To login, just enter your library card number (your new, district wide card number).


The Auto Repair Reference Manual database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

To login, use the username fr5062 and the password oilcreek.


Resume Maker is a premium resume builder and career center, with a resume creation tool that saves your information and builds a resume for you, as well as job search tools, interview help, and salary information.

Create your own account, using your own email and a password of your choice.


Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest library newsstand, brings the very best in magazine publishing to thousands of libraries worldwide. Zinio for Libraries offer patrons full-color, digital editions for desktop and mobile streaming and mobile-app download. Patrons select both new and back issues, adding them to their personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for their favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue.

To login, click “Create a New Account” in the top right corner. Use your library card number to continue.


Heritage Quest Banner

HeritageQuest Online provides a unique and growing collection of research materials for genealogists and historians. It includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records and Private Relief Actions, and Memorials and Petitions from the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set.

If you are not at the library, you will need to login in order to use HeritageQuest Online. To login, add the code “pl2210” to the front of your seven digit Franklin Public Library card number.
For example: pl22100012345


Access PA Database

AccessPA is an online, searchable catalog of 2,900 different Pennsylvania libraries of all types.  If the Franklin Public Library doesn’t have something you need, you might search AccessPA to see if another library has the item, then request it through Franklin Public Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system.  For more help using AccessPA, click here.

AccessPA does not require a login.

Ask Here PA - Live Answers to Your Questions, 24/7

Ask Here PA is a free, instant chat service that connects you with a librarian.  No special software required. Just click on the button, enter a screen name, an email address, and a question. A librarian will be with you shortly.


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