Boyle County Public Library and COVID-19

Boyle COVID History Project

In cooperation with state and local efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Boyle County Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. The health and safety of our staff and patrons are our highest priority. Library administrators are monitoring the situation and will act in accordance with recommendations from state and local authorities as to when we can reopen to the public.

All Library programs and usage of meeting rooms are cancelled until further notice. These plans will be monitored and re-evaluated as needed.

Patrons can access library materials via the online library collection or through Curbside Pickup.

Curbside Pickup is available. This service will be offered Tuesday - Friday. Orders can be placed between 10:00 am-2:00 pm by calling 859-238-7323 or emailing Items will be available between 2:00-5:00 pm. Visit the Curbside Pickup page for more information.

The book drop is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Even though the book drop is open for returns, there will be no fines assessed for overdue materials until after the Library reopens.

All materials returned to the library will be treated with EPA / CDC approved cleaning protocol, quarantined and then cleaned again. The facility will undergo deep-cleaning prior to reopening.

As a service to our patrons, the Library has extended all lending periods. Patrons may keep all borrowed materials at home for the time being. No overdue fees will be charged, and access to online resources will continue regardless of the number of physical items currently checked out.

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, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm via email: or via our Facebook pages.

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.

   Stop the spread of germs poster from the CDC.Share the facts poster from the CDC.

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
works in partnership with the community to ensure, promote, and protect the optimal health and well-being of all citizens.

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