Boyle County Public Library and COVID-19

Boyle COVID History Project

The Boyle County Public Library has reopened to the public. The Library is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm.The health and safety of our staff and patrons are our highest priority. We ask that all patrons please wear a mask while in the building, unless a medical condition prevents them from doing so. Library administrators are monitoring the situation pertaining to COVID-19 and will act in accordance with recommendations from state and local authorities.

With the exception of the monthly blood drives, all in-person programs and usage of meeting rooms are cancelled until further notice. These plans will be monitored and re-evaluated as needed.

Patrons can access library materials via the online library collection or through In-person Browsing and Curbside Pickup.

Curbside Pickup is available. This service will be offered Tuesday - Friday. Orders can be placed between 10:00 am-2:00 pm by calling 859-238-7323 or emailing library@boylepublib.org. Items will be available between 2:00-5:00 pm. Visit the Curbside Pickup page for more information.

Service to shut-ins has resumed on a monthly basis. This currently does not include any residential or day facilities.

In-person Browsing is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:45 pm. Patrons are asked to wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6' when possible while in the building. Patrons are encouraged to "grab and go" when selecting their materials since the number of people in the building must be limited. A new traffic flow has been established inside the building to help aid in social distancing. For more information about the new interior arrangement in the Library, watch our Welcome Back Tour video on our YouTube channel.

Public Computer access is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:45 pm. Those wanting to use a computer will need to check in with library staff in the Rotunda. Access will be limited to 1-hour time blocks. A time will be assigned when you check in. You will be asked to wait outside the building or in your vehicle until your assigned time. There are currently 10 computers available for public use and are spaced in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Computer stations will be sanitized between sessions. Printing and copying is available. (Please plan to have exact change or a credit card to pay for printing/copying.)

Faxing and Notary services are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:45 pm. Faxing is available for walk-ins. Notary service is available by appointment only. Please call 859-238-7323 to schedule an appointment. (Please plan to have exact change or a credit card to pay for faxes.)

The book drop is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

All materials returned to the library will be treated with EPA / CDC approved cleaning protocol, quarantined and then cleaned again. The facility will undergo deep-cleaning prior to reopening.

As a service to our patrons, the Library has extended all lending periods. No overdue fees will be charged, and access to online resources will continue regardless of the number of physical items currently checked out. In addition, the library board approved Fine Amnesty through December 2020. Visit the Fine Amnesty page for more information.

Wi-Fi is available for free in the library parking lot. The network is called PublicLibraryWireless and does not require a password to connect.

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the Library’s online resources and online library collection on our website. We have increased the numbers of items that patrons can check out on Kentucky Libraries Unbound which can be accessed with the Libby or Overdrive apps.

If you have any questions, please contact the library Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm via email: library@boylepublib.org or via our Facebook pages.

Please note, all services are subject to change depending on the circumstances.

For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into any shared public space if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  (See symptoms here.)  Please do your part to help stop the spread of germs and disease.

   Stop the spread of germs poster from the CDC.Share the facts poster from the CDC.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please visit these sites for the latest information on COVID-19:

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, including fighting diseases and supporting communities and citizens to do the same.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies, especially in vulnerable communities.

Kentucky Department for Public Health
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is responsible for developing and operating state public health programs and activities for the citizens of Kentucky.

Boyle County Health Department
The BCHD
works in partnership with the community to ensure, promote, and protect the optimal health and well-being of all citizens.

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