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Temporary Facility Closure

RCPL is committed to being a safe and healthy community space for our patrons and our staff alike.  During this unprecedented time, we appreciate your patience and understanding.  We will do all we can to serve your needs.

Phased-In Opening

RCPL has a plan in place to re-open our services and our building in phases.  These phases are dependent upon guidance from the Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives as well as executive orders from the Governor’s Office, which currently do not include libraries.  Please contact us with any questions you have about what services we can currently offer.

Curbside Service

Curbside service will resume on Monday, May 4, 2020 and is available Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm.  Please follow these steps to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of our staff.

Step 1:  Call us or use our online catalog to reserve your items.  When your items are ready, we will call you to confirm.

Step 2:  Visit RCPL Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm.  Call us at (270) 343-7323 when you arrive in the parking lot.  We will place your items in the cart in front of the building.

Step 3:  This is a contactless service.  Once we re-enter the building, exit your vehicle and get your items from the cart.  Please do not get out of your car until we have re-entered the building.

Staff CANNOT accept returned items at the door.  Please leave all returns in the book drop.


Returning Items, Due Dates, and Overdue Fines

Our book drop is now open and accepting returns 24/7.  The book drop is located at the back of the parking lot.  All returns must be placed in the book drop as staff CANNOT accept returned items at the door.

Our staff are taking all necessary safety precautions for returned items.  The book drop will be checked multiple times daily and staff will be wearing a mask and gloves when handling items.  All items will be quarantined for 24 hours prior to being checked in, sanitized, and shelved.

The due date for all items currently checked out has been extended until August 1 and no overdue fines will be charged during this time.


Copy, Fax, Printing, and Notary Service

These services are temporarily suspended as they cannot happen in a contactless way.  As soon as we are able to safely resume these services, we will notify the public.



At this time, all of RCPL’s programming will take place virtually.  You can find weekly programs, including Baby Storytime, Story Hour, and tween and teen programs, available on our Facebook page or YouTube channels.

When we are able to re-open the building, in-person programming may not resume immediately.  Check back for updates as they become available.


Meeting Spaces and Room Reservations

As of Monday, May 4, 2020, our building continues to be closed to the public.  Meeting spaces and room reservations are not available at this time.

When we are able to re-open the building, room reservations may not resume immediately.  Check back for updates as they become available.

Upcoming events

Virtual Teen Improv Workshop

June 1 @ 3:00 pm Online via Zoom

Virtual Baby Storytime

June 2 @ 10:00 am Facebook Live/YouTube

Virtual Anime/Manga Club

June 2 @ 3:00 pm Online via Zoom

Virtual Story Hour

June 3 @ 10:30 am Facebook Live/YouTube

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