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Library Media Center

Franklin High School Library Media Center
Teacher Librarian:  Mrs. J. Carbone

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tuesday/Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Contact Us

323 - 550 - 2036


Library's Goal 

The Benjamin Franklin library’s goal is to inspire a passion for learning that values the students’ intellectual curiosity, creativity, diversity, and community involvement.  


Library Mission 

The mission of our library program is to provide a welcoming environment to all students, teachers, parents, staff, and community members in which they all feel comfortable coming in to complete assignments, research, or just read a book.  The librarian envisions her role as someone who encourages and guides teachers and students in their numerous intellectual quests by teaching them how to navigate through literature and technology at Benjamin Franklin.  The librarian helps them meet their goals and supports their quality education.


Library Etiquette

For a safe and great learning environment please...

  • Use a quiet voice in the library.
  • To keep library clean, no food, GUM, candy, or drinks in the library.
  • Please clean up after yourself, pushing in your chair, and throwing away all scraps of paper.
  • No cell phones during instructional periods, unless is being used as part of an assignment.

Remember : Our library is your library.  Use it.  Love it.  Shape it.  Respect it.


Library Passes

  • All students will need to sign in and have a library pass signed by their teacher upon entering during class time.
  • Teachers may obtain passes at the library, if needed.


Things to know about checking out items at Franklin High School Library

  • You may check out up to three items at a time.
  • 14 day loan period and 3 renewals unless is not on hold by another patron.
  • To check out a book(s), please go to circulation desk with a school ID.
  • Overdue books are to be returned as soon as possible, a late fee of .10 per day will apply.

Lost/Damaged Materials

  • In the event a Library item becomes lost or damaged, it can be replaced by paying the fine to the student store.


Links:  Vital Information


Student Resources Teacher Resources

Accelerated Reader (AR) Log in 

Teacher Reservation for the the Library

Digital Library (Free research databases,

off campus must sign in with a

LAUSD email account)

LAUSD Digital Library (Free research databases,

if off campus must sign in on "remote access" using your)

Destiny (Our online catalog- find books

by AR level, browse)

LAUSD Teacher Resources

AR Book Finder (Not sure if it is an AR book?

Use this site to find out!)

Purdue Owl: MLA Format
Goodreads (What to read next?) California Common Core State Standards
Easy Bib (Citation helper) LAUSD Student Mail 
Los Angeles Public Libraries near you  Accelerated Reader (AR) (Log in page)

Virtual Nerd (math concepts thought through a

virtual tutorand tutorials that are aligned with

Common Core State Standards)

AR Book Finder (Find books with AR quizzes)

Khan Academy (math resources available for anyone.)

Destiny (Our online catalog to find books by AR Level

or browse)

Acronym Finder

Internet4Classrooms (high-quality, free Internet resources

to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas,

reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class

and at home and even for online technology tutorials.)

Purdue OWL: MLA Format Achieve the Core
Los Angeles County Public Libraries near you

Live Homework Help Tutor (must have a

L.A. county library card to receive free tutoring)

Share My Lesson 

Citation Machine(citation helper, does MLA, APA,

and Chicago manual style for free

Science: How stuff works (STEM website for free,

for grades 6 - 12)


Engineer your life (STEM website, an engineer

guide site for girls)



Read Theory (ReadTheory is a K-12 online reading

comprehension program, completely free, that presents

assessments to students at a "just right" level.)