Library Fees and Policies

At Frankfort Community Public Library, you can check more than just books. (But if books are what you’re looking for, we have a pretty great selection!) Our collections include the following items:

  • Books, Large Print Books, & Magazines
  • Audiobooks & Music CDs
  • Blu-rays & DVDs
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks
  • Original Art & Art Prints
  • Genealogy & Indiana Collection
  • Spanish Language Materials
  • Video Games & Board Games

How do I get a library card?
Visit any Library location - Frankfort, Michigantown, Mulberry, or Rossville -  to apply in person with a valid photo ID.

Who can get a card?
Anyone living in Frankfort, Michigantown, Mulberry, or Rossville can get a library card. But actually anyone can get an FCPL library card! Check out our Circulation Policy for more information.

What do I need to get a card?
A valid photo ID, proof of address, and date of birth.

What if I’m under 18 years old?
You must have a parent or guardian help you apply for a card.

View the Circulation Policy for more detailed information on any of these questions.

Loan Periods and Policies

MaterialLength of LoanRenew LimitItem LimitLate fee/dayMax. Late Fee per ItemHold Status
Artwork - Paintings8 Weeks110
Audio Books2 Weeks210System Holds
AV Equipment1 Day02$5 Deposit Forfeited
Board Games2 Weeks25System Holds
Books2 Weeks2No LimitSystem Holds
CDs - Music2 Weeks210System Holds
General Collection DVDs, Blu-rays, TV, and Nonfiction1 Week110 Total$0.50$5.00System Holds
Hoopla - eBooks, eAudioBooks3 Weeks*
Hoopla - Video3 Days*
Hoopla - Music1 Week*
InterLibrary LoanVariesVaries3
Kits - Art, Book, STEAM, Book Club2 Weeks11System Holds
Magazines2 Weeks2No LimitSystem Holds
MicrofilmIn Library Only
Mobile Hotspots1 Weeks00$0.50$5.00
New Fiction DVDs & Blu-rays (less than 6 months on shelf) at Branch Locations3 Days110 Total$0.50$5.00Holds Only at Local Branch
New Fiction DVDs & Blu-rays (less than 6 months on shelf) at Frankfort Location3 Days110 Total$0.50$5.00System Holds - pickup at Frankfort Only
NewspapersIn Library Only
OverDrive (Libby) - eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines3 Weeks110System Holds
Reader's Express Books2 Weeks05No Holds Allowed
Record Players2 Weeks10System Holds
Reference & GenealogyIn Library Only
Select Reference & Genealogy Items1 Day05
Slides2 Weeks26 BoxesSystem Holds
Teacher/Homeschool Loan6 Weeks2No LimitSystem Holds
Video Games2 Weeks12System Holds
Vinyl Records2 Weeks25System Holds


Items with holds and long overdue items cannot be renewed. Renewals can be made in person, by phone, or on our website.


Overdue movies accrue a fine of $0.50 per day, with a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.

When total fines exceed $5.00, check-out is not permitted until fines are paid.

Replacement library cards are $1.00 for children and $2.00 for adults.