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Mission & Facts

Mission & Vision Statement

Learn more about the Learning Commons Mission and Vision, some interesting facts, and read our Semester Reports.

Franklin University Learning Commons

Library: 614.947.6550 or toll free 1.866.341.6252

Tutoring: 614.947.6800 or toll free 1.866.341.6206

Testing: 614.947.6807 or toll free 1.866.341.6206


Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Dedicated to the success of Franklin University students around the world and the pursuit of lifelong learning for all members of the University community, The Learning Commons is committed to:

  • Providing reliable access to effective and innovative services
  • Offering relevant materials and high-quality instruction 
  • Cultivating a space conducive to the contemplation and discussion of ideas
  • Fostering the exploration of research strategies
  • Promoting the pursuit of knowledge for our diverse and expanding community of scholars.

Our Vision

To be a catalyst for discovery that fuels both teaching and learning in a vibrant, global community built on the pursuit of academic success, scholarship and lifelong learning.

Library Facts

The library is user-driven, digitally savvy, collaborative and supports the curriculum of Franklin University’s majors and courses. Below are some interesting facts about the library.


  • Over 450,000 e-books available. 
  • Over 20,000 items in the physical collection, including nearly 1,000 CDs and DVDs in the Audio-Visual Collection.
  • Access to almost 60,000 journal and magazine titles electronically.
  • Over 150 databases combining scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, company, and industry information, images and videos, and a wide array of literature and social science topics.
  • Strengths in business, economics, marketing, information technology, logistics, education, and health sciences.
  • Cross-searching capabilities and delivery service from 121 Ohio academic libraries through the OhioLINK consortium.
  • Check out our new titles.


  • 113 Research Guides to assist every program and many individual courses.
  • 11 Student Meeting Rooms are a top student, faculty and staff destination for study and collaboration.
  • 24 computers stations and 70 seats available beyond those in meeting rooms. Wireless internet throughout. 
  • Free copying & printing (50 page limit); free faxing (sending only). 
  • Approximately 92,000 visitors in fiscal year 2018-19.
  • Over 2,000 items checked out, including books, DVDs, laptops, and cell phone chargers.
  • 1,582 research/reference questions answered in 2020.
  • 119 Research Coaching appointments booked by students in 2020.
  • 42 Research Projects completed with 94 hours of staff time in 2020.
  • Public and alumni welcome as space permits; some services may be limited.

Semester Reports

These reports contain highlights of some of our projects each semester, work we do with our stakeholders, and an overview of our services.

The Learning Commons has five areas of focus for its academic support, testing, and library services at Franklin University. Goals fall under each of these five categories, and are set according to effort and impact for each trimester.

  • Expanding services and resources
  • Assessment
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Physical Space
  • Technology