NKY libraries alter services to follow new pandemic restrictions

Where to find drive-thru, curbside library service
Posted at 8:45 PM, Nov 19, 2020

Local library systems in Northern Kentucky are offering alternative services after new pandemic restrictions were announced across Kentucky this week.

The Kenton County Public Library will close buildings to patrons starting Saturday through Dec. 13, in accordance with new mandates from Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday. Drive-thru service at all three KCPL locations will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online services will still be available, too.

You can still put books, movies, music and other items on hold by calling or visiting, and you can pick up those items at the drive-thru of your choice. Check out e-books, movie and music downloads, and audiobooks here.

The Library will continue to offer online programs via Facebook, Zoom and Youtube, as well as some drive-thru programs. Find full listings here.

KCPL also offers online services to assist teachers and families with remote learning, found here.

The Campbell County Public Library will also close for in-person service and move exclusively to curbside pickup starting Monday. That will remain the case until at least Dec. 13, when Gov. Beshear's new restrictions are scheduled to be lifted.

Library materials can be picked up curbside at all of the library’s branches during current hours of operation, according to a release. Items can be requested through the online catalog, app or by contacting local library branches by phone or email. Click here for branch locations and hours.

Fines are suspended until further notice, but patrons are still responsible for returning items. Library materials can be returned to the red bins outside of the library branches, and returned items will continue to be quarantined for four days.

Reference service is also available by phone, and patrons can use their computer, smartphone or tablet to send a printing request from home. The library will print the document for curbside pickup. Patrons are also encouraged to use the library’s collection of eMaterials and online programs.

CCPL has canceled the Friends Book Sales scheduled for Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.