Returning Checked Out Items: Due dates have been extended until the end of spring term for any checked out items.
OhioLINK: As a result of campus building closures, lending and borrowing from OhioLINK has been suspended. Checked out OhioLINK items will be extended until the end of term, and can then be dropped off at the book drop outside of Phillips Hall or mailed back to campus.
Holds for Franklin and Urbana materials: Holds for Franklin and Urbana materials (the library holds the material for you at the main desk) by Franklin and Urbana students, faculty and staff have been suspended.
Research Coaching: All Research Coaching appointments will be held online via Zoom. Appointments can be scheduled at https://librarysmr.franklin.edu/appointments/
Chat and Reference: Any library questions can be answered via chat on the library website (franklin.edu/library) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students can also refer to Research Guides and the video tutorial library, the Learning Commons Passport.
Databases and Journals: Remote access to the library’s databases and journals will continue to be available on the library’s website, research guides and within courses.
I use the computers and free printing available through the library. Is it still open for me to be able to do that?
No, unfortunately the space is closed as a preventative and precautious measure.
I use the meeting rooms in the library. Can I still book those?
No, unfortunately the space is closed as a preventative and precautious measure. March is our highest volume month with over 6,500 visitors through our doors, so it is in everyone’s best health interests to remain closed. You may check your local public library if they remain open.
How will I be able to access databases and articles?
Our library resources are all available online except for our print books. Please use franklin.edu/library and use the main search bar in the middle of the page.
How can I get in touch with the library to ask questions?
A number of online features are available to provide access to a librarian. These options include:
I have things checked out right now. What do I do with those? Will I be charged late fees?
The University has extended due dates until the end of the term for items checked out. We do have a book drop on the outside of Phillips Hall that you can use in the mean, or you can mail your items to 301 E. Rich St.
Where can I drop off things I have checked out right now?
There is a bookdrop in the Phillips Hall parking lot you can use. Please call the front desk at 614-947-6550 if the book doesn’t fit in.
Can I pick up books that are in the Franklin Library if I need one?
All hold capabilities have been cancelled, but we have over 350,000 eBooks that can be accessed anywhere. Having trouble accessing one or want help searching? Contact the library.
I wanted an instruction session for my course. How can I request that to be done?
Professors can still request instruction sessions to be held via Zoom by filling out a form on franklin.edu/library and choosing Faculty and Staff Services
How do I obtain additional information for questions not addressed above?
During this time, Franklin remains committed to student success and providing the necessary support services. As such, during the move to online operations, students are encouraged to reach out to the University with questions.