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NEW Library Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (the first hour, 10-11, is reserved for at-risk and senior (60+) patrons)

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Last updated on August 3, 2020
Library Update:
YOUR RCPL is committed to providing materials to the community conveniently and most of all safely. We are currently open, Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and offering contactless drive-thru service for anyone who does not wish to enter the Library.

All persons entering the building are now required to wear a mask or facial covering unless you have a *medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. Our drive-thru window will remain open and available for patrons to pick-up items. Patrons may reserve holds online or by calling the Library (606) 784-7137.

  • The first hour 10:00 – 11:00 am will be reserved for at-risk and senior (60+) patrons.
  • Masks are now required to enter the building-per Gov. Beshear executive order.
    Masks are available upon request.
  • Building capacity is limited to 35 people in the building at a time (not including staff members)
  • Patrons limited to 1 hour in the library.
  • Computer sessions will be limited to a 1-hour time limit on desktops only.
  • The library will not be accepting cash or checks at this time, all payments must be made using credit cards.
  • Printing, copying and faxing will be available.
  • The Genealogy Room will be available Monday – Friday by appointment only. (24 hours notice required)
  • All materials must be returned in the drive-thru book drop or in the new lobby book drop – materials returned will be quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Bookmobile patrons may request the delivery of materials.
  • The latest magazine issues are now available for checkout.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Most seating will be unavailable. Traffic patterns to encourage social distancing will be established and marked.
  • Notary services will be available by appointment. (1-hour notice required)
  • Patrons who are concerned about their safety should continue to use the drive-thru services.

*Medical Conditions or the following are exempt from wearing face coverings in the Library:
– Children ages 5 and under
– Any person with a disability, or physical mental impairment, that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering.
– Any person who is hearing impaired and uses lip reading as a form of communication.
– Any person who is required to temporarily remove their face covering to confirm their identity.

Browse our catalog to place holds on items for pick up at our drive-thru window. Login to your Rowan County Public Library account or use our online payment system to pay for lost items. If you need to contact us you can email, call, or message us on Facebook and we will respond as soon as we can.

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