Alumni & Public Patrons

Franklin University Alumni and Public Patrons are offered limited library services. Please note that alumni & public users will be asked for I.D. to verify their status. An alumnus is defined as a patron who has obtained a degree from Franklin University. A public patron is defined as a patron who is not a current student, faculty, staff, or alumnus, nor is a current student, faculty, or staff member of an OhioLINK institution.

Service Alumni Public
Borrowing Items Yes†   No - Except SearchOhio and OhioLINK patrons. For other public patrons, items may be used in library only.
Computer Use Yes* (unlimited if students are not waiting) No
Wireless Access Yes** Yes**
Copying/Printing Yes No
Fax Yes (Out-going faxes only. Limited to 20 pages per day) No
Research Database use Yes (on-site use only) Yes (on-site use, personal devices only)
Reserve Meeting Rooms Yes No

† Limited to 5 Franklin items only. OhioLINK items are not available for borrowing. The loan period is 21 days with the option of 3 renewals, provided no one has requested the item.

* The computers will automatically log out after 1 hour. Alumni may be logged in for additional sessions if students are not waiting

** Ask for temporary account at the circulation desk. Photo identification will be required to obtain an account. 

SearchOhio Libraries include the following public libraries and branches:

Akron-Summit County Mansfield Richland Stark County
Cuyahoga County Massillon- Main, Askren & Belloni Branch Toledo-Lucas
Cuyahoga Falls Mentor Wadsworth
Delaware County MidPoint Library Systems Warren- Trumbull County
Greene County Portage County Westerville Public
Kent Free Library Reed Memorial Westlake Porter Public Library

SearchOhio patrons will be asked to show their public library card and a photo ID when checking out items.

Policies for SearchOhio Patrons Borrowing OhioLINK Items:

Patrons from SearchOhio institutions may request items from OhioLINK institutions (including Franklin University). The fines and policies for OhioLINK items are:

Material Type Loan Period Number of Renewals* Maximum # of items Maximum # of holds Fines
Book 21 days Four* 50 25 $.50/day
CDs & DVDs 21 days (local only) N/A 50 25 $.50/day

*Provided the item has not been requested by another patron & it is not overdue.

The maximum overdue fine is $25 per item. An additional replacement fee of $25 will be billed for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.

Pick Up Anywhere service is not available for SearchOhio patrons.

All library users, including alumni and public patrons, must comply with the Franklin University Nationwide Library Acceptable Use Standards. Any patron who is seen as disruptive will be asked to leave the library.

Alumnus Borrower’s record:

Any Alumnus who would like to borrow Franklin Library items need to complete the Alumni Borrowing form. Please note that OhioLINK items and Inter-Library Loan services are not available. Alumni with excessive fines will have their transcripts blocked and may be sent to collections.

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