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As we all practice social distancing, RCPL is working to compile resources for the citizens of Russell County to keep kids and adults reading and learning.

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Russell County Students

With permission from Superintendent Michael Ford and Russell County School Librarians, students can now access Accelerated Reader test from their home. Students will login using their personal login credentials that they were issued at their corresponding school.

If you aren’t sure if a book is an AR book, please utilize AR BookFinder.

Russell County Public Library Resources


Access thousands of FREE e-books, audiobooks, and magazines through Kentucky Libraries Unbound using Overdrive and Libby. In response to COVID-19, a library card is not necessary to take advantage of this digital collection. With the instant digital card feature, readers can begin using their mobile device to continue reading!

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Curbside Service

Thank you Russell County for your use of this service. Unfortunately, effective March 26th, we are no longer able to offer Curbside Service. Additionally, please keep any materials you have checked out until further notice. For the safety of our patrons and staff, we have locked the book drop and will not be accepting any returned materials. Stay Healthy, Russell County!

Virtual Programming

In an effort to maintain some normalcy during this time, RCPL is bringing you virtual programs via our Facebook page which includes Story Hour, Baby Storytime, Book Talks, and more!


Genealogy at Home

In response to #HealthyAtHome, a few genealogy resources have been made available for in-home use. Please see our Genealogy page to access these tools.

Upcoming events

Sewing Circle

May 5 @ 8:00 am Russell County Public Library

Baby Storytime

May 5 @ 10:00 am Russell County Public Library

Family Story Hour

May 5 @ 5:00 pm Russell County Public Library

Story Hour

May 6 @ 10:30 am Russell County Public Library

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