JCPL at Home

Check out eBooks, get help from librarians, and attend virtual programs. The library is here for you online!

Ask Us

Reference librarians are available to answer questions about your account, help you find a good eBook, answer reference questions, and more.

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. – Fri. 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
           Sat.    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
          Sun.   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Book a Librarian

Meet one-to-one on Zoom with a professional librarian. During this 30-45 minute appointment, we can help you:

  • Learn to download or stream library eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and videos
  • Learn how to use library resources
  • Research a topic
  • Find a good book
  • And more!

Visit our online events calendar to schedule your appointment.

Book Match: Personalized Book Recommendations

Get personalized book recommendations from JCPL librarians.

Children’s Storytimes

Virtual Storytimes

Join us online for stories and rhymes.

Preschool Time Online (beginning Sept. 8, new content posted Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM)

Storytimes at Home

Visit the Children’s Library blog for rhymes and songs that you can use to create your own Jump & Jive and Mother Goose storytimes at home.


Download or stream eBooks, digital magazines, music, movies, and more.

Get Skilled: Personalized Learning Plans

Learn a new skill with help from JCPL librarians. Fill out the form, and we’ll email you a personalized learning plan of resources in about a week.

Homework Help

Get live, one-to-one tutoring help, find articles, and prepare for tests.

Library in a Box

Pick up your library materials at a location near you!

Simply place your holds on a special library card and have your items delivered to a Library in a Box at one of the following locations:

Kroger, 200 E. Brannon Road, Nicholasville

Walmart, 1024 N Main Street, Nicholasville

WesBanco, 106 S. Lexington Avenue, Wilmore

Apply for a card on our Library in a Box webpage.

Online Events

Live Events

Meet live on Zoom to ask job search questions, chat with other book lovers in Books and Bites or manga and anime lovers in Teen Virtual Manga Monday, and more.

Online Challenges

Participate in the Family Reading Adventure, Walk Around Kentucky, or the CivicJess Challenge in Beanstack.


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

Learn More

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


Listen to new episodes of the Books & Bites Podcast and Jessamine History Walks Podcast or to past episodes of The Locust Grove Oral History Podcast and the Parenting Toolkit Podcast.