Benzie Shores District  Library


Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Sundays


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Text 231-216-2786 to text us! You can easily renew your books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!

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


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2022 Annual Report

Library Policies

Approved 2023-2024 Budget

FOIA Request Form


Help us serve you better! Fill out our community survey at by April 15 so we can learn more about what you want and need from your library!
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This project is made possible in part by the University of Michigan School of Information, the Library of Michigan, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Library Services and Technology Act.

Need inspiration for your craft or hobby? Or maybe you are looking for a new craft or hobby? Access over 1,000 electronic full text hobby and craft instruction videos and downloadable project patterns! This database has enough content to meet the interests of a wide variety of hobby enthusiast.

Search local newspapers online from 1888-2013!

The Historical Society of Michigan's weekly History Hounds® Lecture Series is FREE to all BSDL patrons! All lectures are remote (via Zoom). Register online at On the registration form, select “A member of an HSM member organization” and enter Benzie Shores District Library as your organization. HSM will then email you the Zoom link the day before each program. Free admission to this lecture series is courtesy of the Library's membership with the Historical Society of Michigan.

The library's shipment of federal and state tax booklets have not yet arrived; however, we can print any form you need for .25 cents per page.

The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.

The Michigan Department of Treasury contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.

Beginning in February, Benzie Senior Resources offers Tax Help at no cost for those meeting the income guildelines. Volunteer preparers from Northwest Community Action Agency assist low to moderate income seniors with their taxes. Call 231.525.0600 to schedule an appointment.

FREE TAX HELP is available through the Northwest Community Action Agency at

We have 10 Outdoor Lockers for for 24/7 materials access. To get started, place items on reserve from our catalog and set your pick up method to "lockers". Please give us at least 4 business hours to get your items ready for you. You will be notified once your materials are ready. Not sure what you want or need help placing a reserve? Call us at 231-352-4671 and we are happy to help! Or use our handy INSTRUCTION sheet to get started. 

The Library Meeting and Program rooms are available to reserve. To reserve a room, you must complete an APPLICATION TO USE A LIBRARY ROOM. Please read the full MEETING ROOM USE POLICY prior to completing the application.

The Library has 5 computer workstations for use, free of charge. Time restrictions may apply if there is a wait list. Wireless access is available for free, 24/7. Wi-Fi may be accessed after hours in the library parking lot or patio.

Black and White prints/photo copies are $0.25 per page. Color & legal prints/photo copies are $0.50 per page. (cash only) Wireless printing is available with compatible devices. Self serve scanning to a personal USB drive is free. Scanning service by staff is available for $3 per page (cash only) and your scans will be emailed to you as an attachment. NO FAX



The board meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact the library at or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet.
Next regular meeting:

March 13, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
The library will be closed for services at the time of the meeting; however, the meeting is open to the public.