- All branches will be closed until further notice.
- No items can be returned until we are open again. The book drops will be locked. They will not be overdue.
- If you need reading material or movies, please utilize our digital checkouts.
- Wi-fi will reach your car in the parking lot.
- We are not accepting physical new item requests or interlibrary loans until further notice.
- Having trouble finding items to read/watch/listen to while you can’t browse the shelves? Visit our advisory page to get curated recommendations from our staff.
For the month of May and the foreseeable future, all programming will be held online. We hope to be able to provide craft and activity materials as we phase open again, but we do not have a time frame for that yet. Keep an eye on social media for updates.
Thank you for being patient with us while we figure out how to navigate this unprecedented time. If you have questions, suggestions, or needs, email us at
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Barren River District Health Department
KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services: COVID-19
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Normal services, more checkouts
These normal services have expanded their checkout limits for the duration of the shutdown
- Kentucky Libraries Unbound, 15 checkouts at a time. Ebooks and audiobooks. No library card? Register with your phone number.
- Hoopla, 12 checkouts a month. Ebooks, comics, audiobooks, music, movies. Currently, certain items do not take from your checkout limit.
- Kanopy, 12 checkouts a month, Documentaries, movies, and more.
Kentucky Virtual Library
Some of these services are always available, some are only available in the library, and others are only available during the shutdown. Please be aware that access may change in the coming months.
Ancestry, Library Edition for genealogy (email email@example.com for login)
TeenBookCloud for unlimited teen and middle grade ebooks
Tumblebooks gives you links for:
- Tumblebook library for children’s read alongs and middle grade ebooks
- AudioBookCloud for unlimited audiobooks
- RomanceBookCloud for unlimited romance ebooks
- Audible is providing free children’s audiobooks for the duration of the shutdown.
Kentucky Historical Society tours
One password, 10 great databases. Travel the world, plan a trip, learn new recipes, brush up on your geography, and so much more.
Providing 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical what did they eat articles, how to make food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features content and information found nowhere else combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.
The world’s largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.
Contains 175 country guides with 126 content modules each. Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and festivals, language, media outlets, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images.
Contains 202 world city travel guides. These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, health, security, language, maps, and lots more.
Contains 100 comprehensive country business guides covering more than 120 content modules each. Topics include business culture, business formation, investment climate, import process, export process, media outlets, advertising and marketing, seaports, taxation, security, plus many others.
The world’s most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.
A collection of 145,000 royalty-free maps that students and library patrons can download and print. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps. Also included are visual glossaries, geography games, extensive flag images, and teaching tools.
A to Z The World provides information on more than 120 topics for 175 countries, making it the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of country information. It features an abundance of global knowledge paired with graphics and photographs highlighting country culture, history, language, education, and global travel.
A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. State information is arranged into 103 editorial and image datasets for each state. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.
Learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers. Each vocabulary entry includes a color photo, a native speaker video, and the word in the local language and your native language. Users can change the interface language (also 30 languages) at the click of a button.