Library Information

Library Cards

Library cards are free to all residents of Kentucky; others may purchase a library card for a one-time $10.00 fee. The charge for a replacement is $1.00 per card. RCPL is also a member of the Eastern Kentucky Reciprocal Borrowing Consortium.

Patrons wishing to obtain a library card at your Rowan County Public Library must present a photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • State-issued ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID (CAC or VA card)
  • U.S. immigrant ID

All forms of ID must be government-issued, legible, and current.

Visit our new patron signup page to start the process of getting card right here on our website!


In addition to more than 140 magazine, journal, and newspaper subscriptions, our materials include:

  • Adult fiction (in hardback and paperback) and nonfiction
  • Young adult fiction and nonfiction
  • Children’s fiction and nonfiction
  • Large print fiction and nonfiction
  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks (on CD and Playaway)
  • Movies on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • Music on CD
  • Video games
  • WiFi hotspots
  • Musical instruments and equipment

Browse the RCPL catalog to view all of the various materials available from the Library’s collection.


Your Rowan County Public Library goes beyond lending! We also offer a broad variety of other services, including (but not limited to):

Fines and Fees

You can read in depth about our overdue fines, material replacement costs, etc. on our fines and fees page.

Hours of Operation

MON-THU: 9am – 8pm
FRI & SAT: 9am – 5pm
SUN: 1pm – 5pm