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Franklin Public Library

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Policy


It is the intent of The Franklin Public Library to perform public business in an open and public manner as required by Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act 442 of 1976 and as amended in 2014.  This Policy prescribes the library’s procedures for responding to written public records requests made pursuant to FOIA.


This policy applies to the Library whenever a written request for public records is made under Michigan’s FOIA law. 


Reasonable access to and reasonable facilities for copying of these records shall be provided.  The Library shall provide reasonable assistance in identifying and locating public records in accordance with this Policy.


The Library Director will be the FOIA Coordinator.  The FOIA Coordinator or a designee will respond to requests in accordance with the FOIA.

All FOIA requests shall be made in writing.

All FOIA requests should include a name, phone number and mailing address.

All FOIA requests shall adequately describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the Library to locate such records with reasonable effort. The requesting party shall be as specific as possible when requesting records.  To assist in locating the requested records, the Library may request that the requesting party provide additional information known to the requesting party, such as the types of records, dates, parties to correspondence, and subject matter of the requested records.

A FOIA request will be answered within 5 business days after receiving it.  If needed the Library will notify the requestor in writing and extend the time for an additional 10 business days.