Library Services Updates


Masks Required for Entry July 10

In accordance with the new state guidelines that take effect at 5 p.m. on July 10, 2020, the Scott County Public Library requires face coverings to be worn during library visits.   We are grateful for your cooperation so we can continue to serve you.

Library Reopening June 15

The Board of Trustees of the Scott County Public Library has approved new, limited service hours. Beginning Monday, June 15, the library will be open Monday through Saturday from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Following all “Healthy at Work” guidelines, the library staff will limit the persons present inside the building to 33% of its capacity, and they are prepared to enforce social distancing requirements of six (6) feet between all individuals. Only the main entrance at the front of the building will be open.

All staff will be wearing masks for the safety of library patrons and we ask that library patrons please wear masks as well. Because we must restrict the use of common areas, there will be very few chairs available. At least for now, we encourage patrons not to linger in the library!

In this first phase of reopening, the library’s public computer area will be open, but computer use will be restricted to 30 minutes per day. Notary service will be offered by appointment only–Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. At this time, we cannot accept donated items, or allow the use of meeting or study rooms.

Curbside service continues Monday through Saturday.  Please call the library (863-3566) for more information.

Click Here to see this video so you will know what to expect when you arrive at the library.

Clean Slate-Amnesty for All

As part of a statewide amnesty initiative, the Scott County Public Library Board of Trustees has voted to waive all fines and fees that were accrued on library patrons’ accounts prior to March 15th when the library closed due to COVID-19.

“We believe this initiative will provide financial relief for many of our library patrons at a time when they need it most.  Amnesty For All wipes the slate clean and provides a fresh start for all of our library cardholders,” said SCPL Executive Director, Patti Burnside.  “The library building remains closed, but please rest assured we are working as quickly as possible to prepare for a safe reopening in accordance with Kentucky Healthy at Work Guidelines.  Tentative plans are for the library to reopen with limited hours and services on June 15th.  More information will be shared following approval by the library’s Board of Trustees.  Please note that depending on directives from the Governor’s office and/or local health officials, reopening plans could be adjusted at any time.”

Curbside service continues Monday through Saturday.  Please call the library (863-3566) for more information.

Book Drop Now Open

The library’s book drop that is built into the left side of the building is now open so that you may begin to return library materials. In addition, the book drops in Stamping Ground and Sadieville will also be opened. Rest assured that there will be no overdue fines on anything! We will be following new quarantine/sanitizing procedures before reshelving.

Library managers will be answering the telephone between 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions and provide reference service.

On Monday, May 11th, we resumed curbside service! We pull holds that you have placed through our online catalog, or work with you by telephone to recommend and pull items for you.

Thank you for your patience as we work toward restoring library services while keeping our staff “Healthy at Work.”