The Frankfort City Library offers up-to-date books in fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and Kansas titles.  We have adult, youth and children sections.  We offer a nice selection of audio books for use at home or in your vehicles.  We have recently added a DVD movie selection.  Many patrons have donated movies to the library so that we have more to offer. We also offer playaways for check out.  A playaway is one complete book on a small device that easily fits into a pocket.  It is run on one AAA battery and is used with head phones.  Its a great way to listen to a book while working, exercising, walking, running or gardening.  We also have the playaway view, which is a recharagable device that plays movies – great for the kids when taking a trip.



We have a photocopier and four public internet access computers available at the library.  You must sign in with a librarian at the front desk to gain access to the computers for printing from the computers.  If you are a visitor,  you may use your driver’s license or photo ID to use the computers.  Printing is not accessible from our WiFi connection.


.25 ¢ – black & white, each side

.50 ¢ – color, each side


Sending fax:

US – $1.00 for first page; 2nd page and on – .50¢ per page

International – $3.00 per page

Receive fax:

.25¢ per page


Free, sent to your email as a PDF


We have a wireless router for our patrons to bring in their personal laptops and e-readers to use.


Our library has an extensive collection of items ranging from family collections to school yearbooks, to maps and older related information.  We have a microfilm reader and film that dates back to 1881.  Copies can be printed from the microfilm reader for .25¢ per page.  Hard copies of the current Frankfort Area News are also available.  Former newspapers are available in hard copy from 1909 to current. Our staff performs limited research for our patrons.  Our staff can also aid our patrons in finding the material they need and instruct them on how to run the machine.  Some online resources to help in your research:

Kansas Digital Newspaper Program (provided by Kansas Historical Society)

Chronicling America

Heritage Quest (provided by Kansas State Library)

Marshall County Historical Society provided by Kansas Historical Society)

Wikipedia’s list of online newspaper archives


The Frankfort City Library encourages patrons to enroll in classes online or at universities.  Many professors require online or written examinations done outside of class.  The library is happy to provide this service.  The librarian will acquire a password from the professor and set up a time with the patron for the test to be given.  The librarian will choose a time that will not interfere with library activities. 

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