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.
You can also apply online for temporary card to use until you can get into the library.  Apply Now >>

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

Material Length of Loan Renew Limit Item Limit Late fee/day Max. Late Fee per Item Hold Status
Artwork - Paintings 8 Weeks 1 10
Audio Books 2 Weeks 2 10 System Holds
AV Equipment 1 Day 0 2 $5 Deposit Forfeited
Board Games 2 Weeks 2 5 System Holds
Books 2 Weeks 2 No Limit System Holds
CDs - Music 2 Weeks 2 10 System Holds
General Collection DVDs, Blu-rays, TV, and Nonfiction 1 Week 1 10 Total $0.50 $5.00 System Holds
Hoopla - eBooks, eAudioBooks 3 Weeks *
Hoopla - Video 3 Days *
Hoopla - Music 1 Week *
InterLibrary Loan Varies Varies 3
Kits - Art, Book, STEAM, Book Club 2 Weeks 1 1 System Holds
Magazines 2 Weeks 2 No Limit System Holds
New Fiction DVDs & Blu-rays (less than 6 months on shelf) at Branch Locations 3 Days 1 10 Total $0.50 $5.00 Holds Only at Local Branch
New Fiction DVDs & Blu-rays (less than 6 months on shelf) at Frankfort Location 3 Days 1 10 Total $0.50 $5.00 System Holds - pickup at Frankfort Only
Newspapers In Library Only
OverDrive - eBooks, eAudioBooks, eVideo, eMusic, eMagazines 2 Weeks 1 10 System Holds
Reader's Express Books 2 Weeks 0 5 No Holds Allowed
Record Players 2 Weeks 1 0 System Holds
Reference & Genealogy In Library Only
Select Reference & Genealogy Items 1 Day 0 5
Slides 2 Weeks 2 6 Boxes System Holds
Teacher/Homeschool Loan 6 Weeks 2 No Limit System Holds
Video Games 2 Weeks 0 2 System Holds
Vinyl Records 2 Weeks 2 5 System Holds

Renewals

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

Fines

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.