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
Audio Visual Equipment 1 Day 0 2 $5 deposit forfeited
Select Reference Items 1 Day 0 5
Hoopla Movies & TV Shows 3 Days *
New Fiction DVDs & Blu-rays (less than 6 months on the shelf) 3 Days 1 10 total $0.50 $5.00 Holds only at local branch
General Collection DVDs & Blu-rays Including TV & Nonfiction 1 Week 1 10 total $0.50 $5.00 System Holds
Hoopla Music 1 Week *
Reader's Express Books 2 Week 0 5 No Holds Allowed
Audio Books - CDs 2 Weeks 2 10 System Holds
Board Games 2 Weeks 2 5 System Holds
Books 2 Weeks 2 No Limit System Holds
Books to Go Kits 2 Weeks 1 1 System Holds
CD - Music 2 Weeks 2 10 System Holds
Video Games 2 Weeks 0 2 Holds only at local branch
Children's Magazines 2 Weeks 2 No Limit System Holds
OverDrive - eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideo, eMusic, and eMagazines 2 Weeks 1 10 System Holds
Magazines - All but Current Issue 2 Weeks 2 No Limit System Holds
Slides 2 Weeks 2 6 boxes System Holds
Hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks 3 Weeks *
Artwork - Paintings 8 Weeks 1 10
Teacher Loan 6 Weeks
Interlibrary Loan Material Varies Varies 3
Reference In library only NA
Microfilm In library only NA
Newspapers and Current Magazines In library only NA
* There is a limit of 10 Hoopla items per calendar month


Books, audiobooks, and magazines may be renewed twice. Art prints, theme kits, and DVDs may be renewed once. 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 50 cents per day, with a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.

When 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.