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


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.

Books & Other Resources

Search the Catalog

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

Overdrive is currently not working as we work to integrate our our new computer system. It will be back as soon as possible. We apologize and thank you for your patience. 

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.

When asked for your library card number, you’ll need to add two zeros to the beginning of your Franklin Public Library card (seven digit numbers are required).  Leave the PIN blank.

For more instructions on how to use OverDrive, please view this post.

Other Resources

Other District Libraries
Mengle Memorial Library (Brockway)
Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library (Brookville)
Clarion Free Library
Cooperstown Public Library
Foxburg Free Library
Knox Public Library
Oil City Public Library
Redbank Valley Public Library
Punxsutawney Memorial Library
Reynoldsville Public Library
Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library (Rimersburg)
Summerville Public Library
Sykesville Public Library


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


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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