Boyle County Public Library and COVID-19

Boyle COVID History Project

The Boyle County Public Library is open to the public. The Library is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The health and safety of our staff and patrons are our highest priority. Library administrators are monitoring the situation pertaining to COVID-19 and will act in accordance with recommendations from state and local authorities.

Virtual programming is available for all ages. Visit our Events page for a complete listing of all upcoming activities. In-person programs will likely resume in the fall (if it is deemed safe to do so). Masks may be required at indoor, in-person events. These plans will be monitored and re-evaluated as needed.

Meeting Rooms are available on a limited basis. For more information on current occupancy levels visit our Meeting Rooms page.

Patrons can access library materials via the online library collection or through In-person Browsing and Curbside Pickup.

Curbside Pickup is available. This service is available during the library's normal operating hours. Orders can be placed by calling 859-238-7323 or emailing library@boylepublib.org. Items ordered before 12:00 Noon (when the library is open) will be available by the following business day. Visit the Curbside Pickup page for more information.

Service to shut-ins has resumed on a monthly basis. This currently does not include any residential or day facilities.

In-person Browsing is available Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Patrons are asked to wear a mask when recommended and maintain a social distance of 6' when possible while in the building. A limited number of patrons are permitted in the building at any given time. Reduced room capacity numbers are posted in each area. A new traffic flow has been established inside the building to help aid in social distancing. (When Boyle County is in the Red Zone, we encourage our patrons to utilize Curbside Pickup.)

Public Computer access is available Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Access will be limited to 1-hour time blocks, but time may be extended depending on demand. There are currently 10 computers available for public use and are spaced in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Computer stations will be sanitized between sessions. Printing and copying is available. Youth computers are available in the Children's Library.

Faxing and Notary services are available Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Faxing is available for walk-ins. Notary service is available by appointment only. Please call 859-238-7323 to schedule an appointment.

The outdoor book drop is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Materials may be returned to either the outdoor or indoor book drop.

All materials returned to the library will be treated with EPA / CDC approved cleaning protocol.

As a service to our patrons, the Library has extended all lending periods. No overdue fees will be charged, and access to online resources will continue regardless of the number of physical items currently checked out. In addition, the library board approved Fine Amnesty through 2021. Visit the Fine Amnesty page for more information.

Wi-Fi is available for free in the library parking lot. The network is called PublicLibraryWireless and does not require a password to connect.

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the Library’s online resources and online library collection on our website. We have increased the numbers of items that patrons can check out on Kentucky Libraries Unbound which can be accessed with the Libby or Overdrive apps.

If you have any questions, please contact the library Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm or Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm via email: library@boylepublib.org or via our Facebook pages. Or call 859-238-7323 during library hours. Live Chat is also available.

Please note, all services are subject to change depending on the circumstances.

For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into any shared public space if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  (See symptoms here.)  Please do your part to help stop the spread of germs and disease.

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Please visit these sites for the latest information on COVID-19:

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, including fighting diseases and supporting communities and citizens to do the same.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies, especially in vulnerable communities.

Kentucky Department for Public Health
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is responsible for developing and operating state public health programs and activities for the citizens of Kentucky.

Boyle County Health Department
The BCHD
works in partnership with the community to ensure, promote, and protect the optimal health and well-being of all citizens.

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