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Franklin Public Library

A Franklin Public Library card gives you access to plenty of services:

  • A very good on-site choice of books, audiobooks, magazines and DVDs, for the whole family.
  • Access to The Library Network (TLN) catalog, a consortium of more than 50 libraries in Southeast Michigan.
  • Access to the Michigan eLibrary program (MeLCat), a statewide service of the Library of Michigan.
  • Free access to public computers 
  • Access to fax, photocopying and printing services (for a reasonable fee).
  • Free access to Franklin Public Library Book Groups and Programs for Adults, Teens and Kids.
  • On-site access to our newspapers and digital access to The Wall Street Journal and the Detroit Free Press)
  • Free access to plenty of eBooks and eAudiobooks, a great choice of digital magazines, a plethora of movies to stream, some of them in Spanish, online continuing education and enrichment as well as ACT/SAT Test preps, and last but not least, live and on-demand wellness classes.
  • Check out passes for admission with a reduced fee to the Detroit Zoo and provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan with the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP).
  • and a constant, attentive service and support from your librarians!

You need to be a Franklin resident to be eligible to get a card of your own. 

Residents age 18 and over may apply online by completing our online application below; be prepared to download a copy of your ID (front and back). We will send you a physical library card by mail, and you can start using our (many) services!

For residents under 18 or legally incompetent, a parent/legal guardian must call us (248) 851-2254 to obtain a registration form. Be prepared to show us a proof of identity and residency.

Reciprocal Library Card / OTHER LIBRARY CARDS

Even if you live outside of our service area, you may still be able to use your library card at Franklin Public Library!  Please call us for assistance.

Use of Library Cards by Persons Other than the Owner

Borrowers are discouraged from lending their library cards for use by others. A Library cardholder may allow another patron to pick up materials on hold for the cardholder. To do so, the Library cardholder must either call or visit the Library to authorize this with the Circulation Desk.