Policies & Services

Creating a safe and welcoming environment for all patrons is our priority at the Frankford Public Library. To ensure a positive experience for everyone, we have established the following important policies: 

Library Atmosphere and Conduct: 

  • Respect others and refrain from disruptive behavior. 
  • Keep conversations quiet and use electronic devices with headphones. 
  • Do not leave personal belongings unattended. 

Use of Library Facilities: 

  • Engage in activities aligned with library purposes. 
  • Treat library property with care and do not damage or misuse it. 
  • Weapons and firearms are prohibited unless carried by Law enforcement.  
  • Proper attire is required (shirts and shoes). 
  • No running, rollerblading, skateboarding, or similar activities. 
  • Bicycles should not block access to the library. Use the provided Bike Racks near the entrance.  
  • Do not block library entrances. 
  • No unauthorized sales, solicitations, or signature collections.

Food and Drinks:

  • Consuming food or beverages is prohibited in the library except during designated food-related activities or programs.
  • Food and beverages are especially not allowed at any computer desks or areas to prevent potential damage to electronic equipment and maintain a clean environment.
  • Patrons participating in food-related activities or programs should be mindful of their surroundings and are expected to clean up after themselves.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking: 

  • Alcohol and illegal drugs are not allowed. 
  • Smoking, tobacco use, vapes, and similar devices are prohibited. 

Children and Minors: 

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The accompanying adult is responsible for supervising the child. 
  • Unaccompanied children may be asked to leave, or will receive assistance in contacting their guardians if necessary  
  • Minors must leave before closing time. 

Disruptive Behavior and Loitering: 

  • Behave in a manner that respects others and library operations. 
  • Loitering is defined as staying without engaging in library activities or resources. 
  • Library staff will address disruptive behavior appropriately at their discretion. 

Library Programs and Events: 

  • Programs are offered for Children (0-12), Teens (13-18) and Adults (18+). Attendance requirements may vary based on the program and age group. 

  • Computer users may not allow other persons to access the library network by using his/her personal library barcode. A user is responsible for all activities conducted on the Internet during sessions authorized by his/her personal library barcode.
  • Inappropriate use of the computers may result in suspension of use for a period of time.
  • Library users under 18 years of age must have parental or legal guardian consent by signature in order to access the Internet on Frankford Public Library computers.

  • Library materials are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed for another three weeks unless a hold has been placed by another user. DVDs are checked out for one week.
  • All loan periods may be shortened for heavy demand items.
  • Fines for all materials except DVDs and videos are 10 cents a day for each day items are late.
  • Fines for DVDs and videos are $1.00 a day for each day items are late.
  • Fees for damaged or lost items will be charged to the card on which they were checked out.
  • If you cannot find a particular title, please ask for assistance. If our library does not own it, we will be glad to borrow it from another library in our consortium or outside of the state. You may return all materials in the drop box located to the right of the library’s main door.
  • When library fines exceed $5.00, users may not check out more materials or use the computers until fees are paid.
  • Sent faxes cost $1.00 per page.
  • Scanned documents are free.
  • Black & white copies cost 20 cents per page. Color Photocopies are 50 cents.
  • Black & white prints from public access computers costs 20 cents per page. Color prints from computers are 25 cents per page.
  • Wireless printing is available through Printeron app.
  • Public Notary services are available by appointment.

Requests for Additional Assistance: 

  • The library focuses on providing information and resources. Personal requests may be directed to appropriate agencies. 

Full Acceptable Use Policy Here: FrankfordLibraryPoliciesAug2023

Full Computer Policy Here: DLCAcceptableUsePolicy

We appreciate your cooperation in following these policies, as they are essential for creating a safe and inclusive environment where all patrons can enjoy the library’s resources.