Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Hours of Operation


Cold Spring, Fort Thomas & Newport:

  • Sunday
    • 1 – 5 pm
  • Monday – Thursday
    • 9 am – 9 pm
  • Friday
    • 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday
    • 9 am – 5 pm

Alexandria:

  • Sunday – Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday – Friday
    • 11 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday
    • 11 am – 5 pm

We have put numerous safety protocols in place for both your protection and our staff’s. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we adjust to meet the Governor’s Healthy at Work guidelines.

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Safety Precautions

Per the Governor’s executive order, people in Kentucky must cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when inside public spaces. All staff wear a mask while in the building to protect you. Learn how to make a face covering at home by following the link below.

Make a Face Covering

 

We ask that you do not enter the building if you are sick or have been within the last 24 hours.

High-touch surfaces such as computer keyboards, door handles and tabletops are disinfected frequently throughout the day.

We have installed sneeze guards at our patron services and information services desks.

Much of our seating is removed to allow more room for social distancing. A limited number of chairs, tables and seating areas are available. There are floor markers to help guide you in social distancing.

We encourage you to use our hand sanitizer stations upon entering and when leaving our buildings.

Computers

A reduced number of desktop computers are available to allow for social distancing. Laptops are available to use at our Alexandria and Carrico/Fort Thomas branches. All computer use is limited to one hour per visit.

Our Cold Spring, Carrico/Fort Thomas and Newport branches have one AWE machine available for children to use. Our Alexandria Branch does not have one available.

Make a reservation for a computer by calling us to reserve one or by submitting a reservation online below. You must have a physical library card in order to make a reservation.

Reservations are held for a ten-minute grace period. After that time, the reservation is canceled and the computer becomes available to anyone.

Reserve a Computer

 

Printers & Technology Services

You are able to print, copy, scan and fax documents.

You can use your computer, smartphone or tablet to send a printing request from home. We will print the document and it will be ready for you at the branch. Learn more about that service on our Print, Scan & Fax page.

We are offering technology training from home and at our branches.

Library Materials

We encourage you to use our curbside pickup service for library items that you have on hold. Learn more on our curbside pickup page.

Fines are suspended until further notice. However, you are still responsible for returning your items. We will remind you to return your items, and your account will be blocked from further checkouts once an item is more than 35 days overdue. Items more than 60 days overdue will be considered lost, and we will bill you for their cost.

Returning items that you have checked out allows other patrons to enjoy them.

Please use the red item return bins outside of our branches to return all library materials. Contact-free returns help protect you and our staff.

Magazines are available for checkout. Newspapers are not available for checkout but may be read inside the building.

Digital Collection

Take advantage of our digital library collection. We have eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines that you can access from home on a computer, smartphone, e-reader or tablet. All library card holders may download materials from Kentucky Libraries Unbound regardless of outstanding fines, fees or other blocks until further notice.

You can also access our resources and databases from home. Visit www.cc-pl.org/resources for the complete list.

If you don’t currently have a library card with us, you may sign up for a digital patron card online. This card will give you access to our digital collection and all of our online resources.

Digital Patron Card

 

Library Express

Our Library Express locations in Melbourne and Silver Grove are open. Learn how to get items delivered to these locations at www.cc-pl.org/library-express.

Study & Meeting Rooms

Study rooms and small meeting rooms are available. Each room is equipped with an air purifier. Masks are required.

The large rooms remain unavailable at this time due to maximum occupancy limits. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reserve a Room

 

Library Programs

We currently have both in-person and virtual programs available. All in-person programs will be canceled or moved to virtual-only if the county is in the red zone for COVID-19.

View the schedule below.

Upcoming Programs

 

Book Care Packages

Book Care Packages are available for at-home story times, and for students of all ages and reading levels. The Book Care Package will be sent to the branch of your choice and can be picked up inside or via curbside service. Visit the link below to learn more and request your Book Care Package.

Book Care Packages

 

Outreach Services

Deliveries to group homes such as nursing homes, assisted living and senior centers are suspended. Visits to daycares, preschools and schools are discontinued until further notice.