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
AudioBooks 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 moths 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
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
* There is a limit of 10 Hoopla items per calendar month


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.