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


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

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Safety Precautions

High-touch surfaces such as computer keyboards and door handles are disinfected regularly.

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

There are floor markers to help guide you in social distancing.

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


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.

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

You may pick up library holds inside or via curbside pickup.

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, audiobooks 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 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

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.