COVID-19 Update

Library’s Phased Reopening Begins June 8, 2020

The Jessamine County Public Library will reopen additional service levels on June 8, 2020.

The library will continue its current services of circulating electronic material online via the JCPL eLibrary, online library programs for all ages (including Summer Learning beginning June 1), and reference assistance.   

In addition to these services, on June 8th JCPL will reopen all drop box locations for return of library materials, reopen Library in a Box deliveries, and begin circulating physical library materials through Curbside Holds Pickup.

Library customers may now begin placing holds on library material through the JCPL online catalog.  

More information is forthcoming. Please check the website again soon for Curbside Holds Pickup procedures.

Fines

As a message of hope, help, and to make the return to JCPL as welcoming as possible, the Board of Trustees voted to enact a one-time fine forgiveness for JCPL customers.

The Trustees resolved to forgive all overdue fines for adult customers and all overdue fines and lost/damaged fees for juvenile customers (children and teens).   

To provide some context, 18,000 of 39,000 active library customers had overdue fines that have been cleared by the Library Trustees. 5,000 adult customers will no longer be blocked from borrowing as the result of accumulating too many overdue fines.

Children and teen customers will not find any charge of any kind on their accounts as the library reopens. 1,500 previously blocked children and teens are now able to borrow library material again.

The one-time fine forgiveness will automatically apply to customer accounts upon reopening.  Regular library fines and fees will be in effect from June 8, 2020 onward.

Drop Boxes for Returns Reopen June 8

Please hold onto your materials until we reopen on June 8.

Curbside Holds Pickup Begins June 8

Mon. – Sat. 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
          Sun.   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

More information is forthcoming. Please check the website again soon for Curbside Holds Pickup procedures.

Library in a Box Reopens June 8

JCPL delivers Library in a Box holds and empties book drops as follows:

Walmart: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Kroger/Brannon: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

WesBanco/Wilmore: Monday (book drop pick-up only), Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

This schedule is subject to change.

Ask Us—New Hours Begin June 8

If you have any questions, contact us using the form on our Ask Us page, by email at [email protected], or by text at (859) 538-5885 (standard messaging rates apply). 

Mon. – Sat. 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
          Sun.   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

eLibrary Links

The eLibrary is always open on our website, and we encourage our customers to explore everything that is available there: books, music, movies, and magazines for downloading and streaming on personal devices.

Online Library Programs

Attend library programs for all ages online through live Zoom programs or through videos on YouTube.

Visit our YouTube channel for adult and teen craft ideas, gardening tips, STEM lessons, storytimes, and more.

Learn about all our online programs and videos on our events calendar.

Summer Learning 2020: Make It Happen

Complete Summer Learning Challenges for all ages. Log your weekly reading and complete activities for a chance to win awesome prizes.  Track your reading and activities on the Beanstack website or on the Beanstack Tracker iOS or Android apps.

JCPL at Home

The library is here for you online! Visit our JCPL at Home webpage to learn about more ways we can help, including personalized book recommendations and ideas for storytimes at home.