Benzie  Shores District Library

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Text 231-216-2789 to text us! You can easily renew your books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!



The library is temporarily closed



Benzie Shore District Library
630 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635




MeL resources are provided by the Library of Michigan using Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

Anyone using the public WiFi must agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.


Library Policies.


Approved 2019-2020 Budget.



In response to public health and safety concerns, and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Benzie Shores District Library is closed until further notice. 

Library materials coming due will be automatically renewed and reserved materials will be suspended. Materials may be returned in the drop box at any time. The library’s WiFi is accessible from the parking lot. All MeLCat services are suspended indefinitely. We will post updates on the library’s website as well as social media. Thank you for your understanding.

Remember that our digital services are free and available 24/7. If you need assistance, contact us at:

phone message: 231-352-4671
text: 231-216-2786


View a message from our director and FAQ page regarding library closure.


COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Information from MDHHS



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For more information about the virus and other health resources, visit Traverse Area District Library's coronavirus resources page at


Benzie County Library Survey
Community members ages 50 & up, please take a moment to fill out a brief survey regarding library services and YOUR needs. We are looking for input to understand how best to serve YOU!

Tax Forms
Federal tax forms are available online at State forms available at For tax help and assistance visit

BSDL Board Meeting
Monday, April 20th at 9:30 a.m.
Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the coronavirus, meetings will be held remotely according to new  guidance from the Govenor regarding public meetings. The board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m.


Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide educational, informational, intellectual and recreational library resources to our communities and visitors.


Digital Collections



Benzie Area Local Newspaper Archive







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