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Borrowing Items

Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Franklin College have access to library resources. Your Franklin College ID serves as your library card.

Loan Periods

Due dates for interlibrary loan materials may differ from the loan periods listed below.

Item TypeStudentsFaculty/Staff/AdminCounty/Alumni**
Books 60 days*60 days28 days
DVD/VHS14 days*14 daysNot loaned
 Reserves2 hours2 daysNot loaned
Periodicals (previous vol.)3 days*3 days3 days
Maps3 days*3 daysNot loaned
CD/AV Media/Sound Recording14 days*14 daysNot loaned

* Or last day of a semester
** County and Alumni patrons must register with Hamilton Library. County patrons must be members in good standing at the Johnson County Public Library and at least 18 years old. Library privileges are for one year and are renewable.

Returning Items

  • You may return library materials to the Circulation desk 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:
    • Westside of the library’s exterior, opposite Hoover-Cline.
    • Old Main, under the central staircase, left side.


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