Benzie  Shores District Library

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Benzie Shores District  Library

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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!



Mon-Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Fridays 10 am to 5 pm

Saturdays: by appointment, 10 am to 12 pm.
Saturday appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 231-352-4671 to make an appointment.

Closed Sundays



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.

BSDL COViD-19 Pandemic Peparedness and Response Plan

BSDL Phased Reopening Plan: updated October 8, 2020

Approved 2020-2021 Budget.



We would like to extend a huge thank you to those of you who have been so diligent about abiding by our safety protocols during this time. This is the best way to ensure the library can keep the doors open, so thank you!

In keeping with existing library policy, masks are required for entry and they must stay on, fixed in the proper position (covering from nose to chin) for the duration of your visit. If this does not meet your needs, please contact us for other options. Library visits are limited to 45 minutes per person per day, and we have a capacity limit of 20 people in the building at one time.

Curbside Service
1) Browse and Request from the online library catalog
. Visit and login using your library card number. Click the "help" icon in the top left corner for instructions and tips for browsing and placing reserves. Contact us if you need your library card number to place reserves.
2) Email your requests to Be sure to include your full name and a phone number in your email.
3) Call 231-352-4671 and either speak with a staff member or leave a message. Be sure to leave your full name and a phone number.

WiFi Access
The library currently has no workspace or reading space inside the library; however, the WiFi is accessible in the library parking lot and patio. We also have hot spots and Chromebooks available for check out. Contact us for more information and availability.


BSDL Fall Survey
As we head into fall and winter, Benzie Shores would like to hear your thoughts on library services during COVID.  Please participate in this short survey before October 17.  Your feedback will help us to better serve you!
Take the Survey



The Library has multiple copies of the League of Women Voters Nonpartisan Voter's Guide. Stop in to pick one up, or call the library at 231-352-4671 for curbside delivery. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center for more information. Election Day is November 3rd. 


We've had requests for a listing of DVDs for easier browsing. We get new titles all the time, so check with us if something you want is not on this list.


Book Share Group
Wednesday October 21, 2020 @ 10 a.m.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10 .m. (via Zoom). Zoom information posted shortly before the meeting. Contact us to have zoom information emailed to you.


Public Libraries, by defintion and mission, are committed to promoting racial equality.  The library exists for those seeking knowledge and understanding, and Libraries have long been a place of refuge for those who feel they don't belong. Benzie Shores is no exception.
We are curating a collection of online EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION RESOURCES for our community to explore, and encourage every one of us to participate in this journey of personal responsibility, systemic change, and social transformation.


Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Visit or dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211, or text your zip code to 898211

BSDL Board Meetings

Monday, October 19th at 9:30 a.m.
The board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Please contact the library at or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet. The meeting is open to the public. Meeting will be held virtually.

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Meeting ID: 844 3586 7869
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Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide educational, informational, intellectual and recreational library resources to our communities and visitors.

BSDL Capital Campaign 2020


The Benzie Shores District Library is seeking donations for the expansion and renovation of its building. This expansion will not only sustain current operations more efficiently, but will help us to enhance future services and programs to meet the needs of our many users. LEARN MORE

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Digital Collections


Benzie Area Local Newspaper Archive