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Borrowing Resources


Overdue$.10 per item, per day
Overdue (DVD, Video)$1.00 per item, per day
Overdue (ILL)$1.00 per item, per day
Lost MaterialCost of item + $8.00 service fee
Damaged MaterialCost of repair or replacement

Book Return

  • You may return library materials to Circulation in the library.
  • There are also two book drops conveniently located on campus. You may use these book drops 24/7 to return library items:
    • West side of the library’s exterior, opposite Hoover-Cline.
    • Old Main, under the central staircase, left side.

Food, Drink, and Tobacco

  • Drinks are allowed in most areas of the library.  Covered containers are preferred.
  • Food is allowed in the library, except for the computer labs.
  • Dispose of your food/drink waste properly.
  • Users are liable for any damage to library property and equipment caused by food or drink.
  • Tobacco and e-cigarettes are prohibited in the library, as Franklin College is a tobacco-free campus.

Collection Development

  • B.F. Hamilton Library acquires information resources to support the curriculum, for professional development of faculty and staff, and for general and recreational interests of the Franklin College community.
  • Resources are acquired in a variety of formats, with an emphasis on online access.
  • More detail is available in the Collection Development Policy.

Course Reserves

  • Instructors may require the use of a resource from the circulation desk.
  • At the circulation desk, ask for the resource by sharing your professor’s name and the course number with the library staff on duty.
  • The resource will then be checked out to you for use in the library.
  • Lending time is generally two hours but is specific to the resource being borrowed.
  • If you have questions about reserves, please visit the library or contact us, reference@franklincollege.edu, for more information.


  • Hamilton Library and Franklin College are members of the PALNI consortium of 24 private academic libraries.
  • PALNI libraries include Butler, DePauw, Hanover, Marian University, and University of Indianapolis.
  • You can find resources at other PALNI libraries using OneSearch 2.0.
  • If you choose to visit a PALNI library in-person, you can check out materials using your FC OneCard.
  • Visit the PALNI website, which provides more information about member libraries, as well as the organization and its mission.