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

Wilmore City Hall, 210 S. Lexington Avenue, Wilmore

How It Works

Once you have a Library in a Box card, place holds on that card in person, via the online catalog, or over the phone. We are currently able to deliver books, books on CD, nonfiction DVDs, music CDs, and Playaways.

When the items you’ve placed on hold become available, we will deliver them to your chosen location, and you will be notified. To retrieve the items out of the box, enter your library card number when prompted. The box which holds your materials will then pop open.

The items are already checked out to you, and the due date can be found on the attached receipt. At each Library in a Box location, you will also find book drops for returning the materials to the library.


We deliver holds and empty book drops as follows:

Kroger/Brannon: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

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

Library in a Box Application Form

If you already have a JCPL library card for adults and would like to sign up for a Library in a Box card, fill out the form below or visit the front desk on your next trip to the library.

Once you have submitted your application, we will email you your library card number within one business day. Stop by to pick up your card.