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The mission of the Ben Franklin High School library is to serve as an agency of both instruction and service to encourage reading for pleasure and information and to support the curricular goals of our school. The BFHS Library has a partnership with the University of New Orleans library. At UNO, Franklin students have access to print materials and a wealth of online databases. Ms. McHugh acts as a liaison between Franklin and the UNO library.

UNO Library

Students are able to check out items from the University of New Orleans Library. Students may also connect to the wifi at UNO using their BFHS email and password.

  • To obtain a UNO library card, register online here​​

    • BFHS Student IDs need to be presented to get their UNO Library barcode a week after registering

  • UNO Library Code of Conduct

Citation resources

Whether you want to cite using MLA, APA, or Chicago, these citation tools can guide you and simplify the process.

Public Library

The Louisiana Databases are sponsored by the State of Louisiana and available through the public libraries. 

Online Catalogs

Looks for specific info about Louisiana or primary sources? Check these out!

Guidelines for Library Use


1. Who can visit the UNO library?
Any Franklin student with a current Franklin ID can use the library, as long as their parent or guardian has completed the eCollect forms in PowerSchool.

2. What are the hours of the library?

The UNO library is open to Franklin students during its normal open hours

3. Are there late charges for overdue items?

Yes. Please be aware that there is a fee of 20 cents per day per book. You and your family are responsible for any fees and fines incurred. You must pay these fees online at the UNO library website.

For all other questions, such as number of books allowed to be checked out or how to renew materials, please visit the UNO library website

Feel free to email us or submit the form for more information. We will respond to you as soon as we can.


Ms. Francoise McHugh

Librarian / Grant Coordinator

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