Franklin Branch

Franklin Events

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:30pm
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:15am
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 4:30pm
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 4:30pm
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About Branch

Named for the great American statesman, philosopher, and man of letters, Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Branch first opened January 23, 1929, as the Outer Drive branch. It was located just one block north of its present location. Closed temporarily in 1932, it reopened one month later with funds raised by residents of the neighborhood. It moved to its present location on January 24, 1950, and was the first of the Detroit Public Library's functionally designed modern branches.

Book Drop-off

A convenient outdoor drop box is available 24 hours for the return of library materials.


Free public parking is available in the lot located next to the building.