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NKY Libraries Close Buildings

The libraries of Kenton, Campbell, and Boone counties are closing their physical buildings, but will still offer services:

Kenton County

The Kenton County Public Library’s physical buildings will be closed to patrons Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 13. The drive-thru at all three locations and online services will still be available.

Closing the physical buildings to in-person service is in accordance with orders made by the governor’s office on Wednesday related to the surging COVID-19 cases.

The drive-thru will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The library offers several online services to assist teachers and families with remote learning that can be accessed here.

Books, movies, music and more can be put on hold by calling or visiting Kentonlibrary.org/catalog. Items can be picked up at any branch's drive-thru. E-books, movie and music downloads, and audiobooks can be checked out online at Kentonlibrary.org/ebooks.

A full listing of programs for online viewing can be found at Kentonlibrary.org/events.

Campbell County

 

Campbell County Public Library moves exclusively to curbside pickup starting Monday until the governor's mandate is lifted.

The Friends Book Sales scheduled for Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 are canceled.

Library materials, from books to DVDs to video games and more, can be picked up via curbside at all of the library’s branches during our current hours of operation. Items can be requested through the online catalog, app or by contacting us by phone or email. 

Current hours of operation for the Cold Spring, Carrico/Fort Thomas and Newport branches: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Hours of operation for the Alexandria Branch: Closed Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday.

Patrons are encouraged to utilize the library’s collection of eMaterials and online programs. 

Fines are suspended until further notice. However, patrons are still responsible for returning items, of which reminders will be sent. Library materials can be returned to the red bins outside of the library branches. All returned items will continue to be quarantined for four days to reduce the potential for contamination.

Reference service is available by phone during current hours of operation. Patrons can use their computer, smartphone or tablet to send a printing request from home. The library will print the document, and it can be picked up through curbside pickup.

Boone County

 

Boone County Public Library is closing its physical buildings on Monday through December 13.

BCPL will reassess the closure weekly and use current information from health officials to determine the safest date to reopen. This is due to the latest information from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, and the governor’s office and declarations of state of emergency. 

Customers will still be able to place items on hold for checkout using our touchless Curbside Pick-up service. Customers will also be able to return books to our outdoor book drops. Fines will be suspended through December 13.

Boone County Public Library will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and make future decisions based on the recommendations of the Northern Kentucky Health Department and Governor Beshear.

-Staff report

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