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Computer and Internet Access

The Bullitt County Public Library provides access to the Internet on computer workstations available at every library location. Wireless internet access is also provided at all library locations.

Most library computers are equipped with Microsoft Office 2010 software, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

Study Rooms at each location can be reserved for educational or work-related purposes. A work table and computer station are available. Call the appropriate library for details.

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Computer Classes

Our Reference Department offers free one-on-one computer classes at Ridgway Memorial Library.

Subjects include resume help, computer basics, Web navigation and e-mail, social networking sites, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, and the basics of Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint. We also provide training on our library databases and online catalog and an overview of resources on our library website. To schedule an appointment, e-mail reference@bcplib.org or call the Reference Desk at 502-543-7675 ext. 4.

We also offer computer classes at library branches one day per week. To schedule an appointment, call the Reference Desk at 502-543-7675 ext. 4.


Branch Reference Hours:

Hillview Library



Thursdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.*
*Get drop-in help in the computer lab! Due to group computer classes, Open Lab hours on the second and third Thursdays of the month end at 6 p.m. The Lab also closes from 4:00–5:30 p.m.
*Patrick from our Outreach Department also offers Open Lab hours and basic computer assistance every Tuesday
from 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Lebanon Junction Library  Wednesdays, 3 p.m.–7 p.m.
Mt. Washington Library Tuesdays, 3 p.m.–7 p.m.  


Group Classes:

Special group computer classes are offered in the Hillview Library computer lab on the first three Thursdays of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.. Inquire at Hillview Library or contact the Reference Desk for details.

  • GET STARTED!: Typing & Mousing  (1st Thursday, 4:00–5:30 p.m.)
    Learn the basic components of a computer. Become familiar with the keyboard and mouse. Learn how to access the internet. Understand the basics of navigating a website.Learn to use the Mavis Beacon Typing Typing program.
  • GET CONNECTED!: Basics & More (2nd Thursday, 6:00–7:30 p.m.)
    Become familiar with the start menu and control panel. Learn to save documents and photos. Discuss external storage devices (USB/flash, SD-card, CD/DVD). Learn to set a new homepage and open multiple tabs and/or windows Learn more searching tips and tricks. Learn to cut, copy, and paste. Explore basic e-mail features and techniques. Learn to send an attachment. Discuss Skype, chat/IM, Facebook, and Pinterest.
  • NEXT UP!: Word Processing & More  (3rd Thursday, 6:00–7:30 p.m.)
    Learn to use the computer to create, edit, save, print, and locate documents. Discuss word processing options such as Open Office and Microsoft Word. Explore other Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

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Computer Lab Use

The computer lab at Hillview Library is available to the public for the purpose of small class instruction. Community instructors may book the lab up to three months in advance, and a refundable deposit of $100 is required for any non-library affiliated use. An additional deposit of $25 is required for any use after library hours. Please refer to our official Computer Lab Use Policy for details.

Please note that the computer lab may not be booked during scheduled Bullitt County Public Library programs. This includes the Open Labs/Group Computer Classes scheduled every Tuesday (12 p.m.–5 p.m.) and Thursday (11 a.m.–8 p.m.) as well as any special computer classes we may offer in the future.

Open Computer Lab Hours

Drop in to work independently or get help with using a computer, navigating the internet, creating documents, printing, setting up your e-reader, using a tablet or smartphone, resizing and saving photos, accessing your library account online, and more.

Tuesdays, 12:00–5:00 p.m.

Patrick from the Outreach Department will be available.

Thursdays, 11 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 

Marianne from the Reference Department will be available.
Please note that the lab closes to the public for Group Computer Classes.



Copy, Print, Scan & Fax Services

The Copyright Law of the United States (U.S. Code Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted material. Library staff may make copies on patrons' behalf, but only as allowed by law. Any copyright infringement incurred by library patrons using library equipment is the sole responsibility of the user and not the Bullitt County Public Library. Library policy and copyright notice.

Self-serve copy machines are available at each Bullitt County Public Library location. Black-and-white copies are 10¢/page and color copies are $1.00/page. Payment is made to the Circulation Desk after your copies have been made.

Patrons may print from any BCPL computer station. Print jobs must be named by you and sent to the Print Release Station. To print, select your job from the queue and put your money in the payment machine when prompted. The machine accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills. Black-and-white prints are 10¢/page and color copies are $1.00/page.

Scanners are located in the Study Rooms at Hillview, Lebanon Junction, and Mt. Washington Libraries. You may also use the scanner located at the Reference Desk at Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville. There is no charge for using library scanners.

Faxes may be sent from the library Circulation Desk for 50¢/page. There is also a charge of 50¢/page for all incoming faxes sent to a BCPL fax number.

Library Fax Numbers:

Ridgway Memorial Library 502-543-5487
Hillview Library 502-957-0448
Lebanon Junction Library  502-833-9877
Mt. Washington Library 502-538-2696

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Downloadable Digital Media

Bullitt County Public Library provides access to over 200 e-magazines via Zinio. Read in your web browser or install the Zinio app on your computer or mobile device to download titles. A valid e-mail account is required to set up your account. Available title list and getting started/a>. Step-by-step instructions.

PaPatrons may access free, unabridged, downloadable audio books via One Click Digital.  Many new and popular audio books are available, and all titles are iPod-compatible. A valid library card is required for download. Apps are available for Apple devices, Android, and Kindle Fire.

We also provide access to Kentucky Libraries Unbound, which offers downloadable audio books, e-books, music, and video. You can check out with your library card and PIN and download up to 10 items to your PC, Mac®, or one of many mobile devices including iPod® and Sony® Reader™. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees. Certain software downloads are required for use (rDrive® Media Console™ for audiobooks, music, and video;  Adobe® Digital Editions for eBooks).

YouYou can access over 250 reference e-books through Gale Vitural Reference Library. Perform basic or advanced searches, or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). You may search within the book or navigate using the Table of Contents or Index; convert an article from HTML to PDF; and print or e-mail content. Some content includes MP3 audio files or translation tools. A valid library card is required for remote access.

Additional free downloadable e-materials can be found online on websites such as pan> Project Gutenberg and LibriVox. M. More suggested sites for free e-audiobooks and e-books can be found on our Download page.

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Exam Proctoring

Proctoring services are provided at all library locations. Please contact the library supervisor for details.

Ridgway Memorial Library (Cindy) Phone: 502-543-7675, ext. 9
E-mail: rml@bcplib.org
Hillview Library (Mona) Phone: 502-957-5759
E-mail: hil@bcplib.org
Lebanon Junction Library (Mary)  Phone: 502-833-4648
E-mail: ljl@bcplib.org
Mt. Washington Library (Nancy) Phone: 502-538-7560
E-mail: mwl@bcplib.org

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Friends of the Library

Membership in "Friends of the Library" is for one year, beginning July 1st of each year. Benefits to members include a fine-free period of 90 days* after the due date for books, books on tape, books on CD, and magazines. The fine-free policy DOES NOT include any materials that have a $1.00 per day late charge, such as DVDs, music CDs, etc.

INDIVIDUAL memberships are $10, and FAMILY memberships are $15. If you join after January 1, membership is half-price as it is only valid till the next July. You may join in person at any Bullitt County Public Library branch location, or mail your check to:

Bullitt County Public Library
Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 99
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

*Please note that if you keep items overdue for MORE than 90 days you will be charged the full 90 days of overdue fines.
**Checks should be made payable to Bullitt County Public Library.

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Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available at Bullitt County Public Libraries may be borrowed from lending libraries around the country.   

Borrowing Guidelines:

  • ILL service is available to all patrons with a valid BCPL library card that is in good standing.
  • Library patrons are responsible for the cost of one-way postage. Due dates are set by the lending institution. Some libraries allow material to to be renewed, others do not.
  • Patrons may request as many items as needed, but can only take five out of the library at a time.
  • If materials are not returned the library patron is responsible for all fines and processing fees. If materials are requested and not picked up, the patron will be assessed one-way postage charges and the library reserves the right to deny future interlibrary loan requests.
  • To check on the status of an ILL request, please call 502-543-7675 ext. 9 and speak to Cindy or Tobee.

To request an Interlibrary Loan, please fill out our online Interlibrary Loan Request Form. You may also ask at the Circulation or Reference Desk at any library location or call Cindy at 502-543-7675 ext. 9. Lenders may also contact Cindy via e-mail at rml@bcplib.org.

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Job Help

The Reference Department offers one-on-one computer classes by appointment. You can build your computer software skills, learn to use the Web to search for jobs, or get help using Microsoft Word to create your resume or cover letter.

We also offer resume consultation by appointment. You can schedule a 30-minute appointment, and we will review your current resume and suggest improvements. Contact the Reference Desk at Ridgway Memorial Library at 543-7675 ext. 4.

For further guidance, try the resources on our Jobs page. Our Job Seekers' Packet covers useful topics like writing resumes and cover letters, filling out online job applications, and interviewing skills.

Interested in working for Bullitt County Public Libraries? We only accept applications when we have a vacant position. Announcements will be made in the Pioneer News and on our homepage or Facebook page. A high school diploma or GED is required for most positions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the branch supervisor at your preferred location.

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Library Tours

To organize a library tour for your class, daycare, or other groups, e-mail Allison White or call 502-543-7675 ext. 5.

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Meeting Room Use

Ridgway Memorial Library, Hillview Library, and Lebanon Junction Library have meeting rooms available for public use. To reserve a meeting room for an organization or event, contact the library. A deposit of $25 may be required. For further details, see our policy for Meeting Room Use.

Ridgway's Meeting Room Calendar
Hillview Library's Meeting Room Calendar
Lebanon Junction's Meeting Room Calendar

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Nichols Easy Access Library

Patrons in the Nichols area can have items delivered to the library pick-up/drop-off point located on the front porch of Nichols Elementary School. You can request items be picked up at the NICHOLS location when placing your holds on the library online catalog or call 502-543-7675 ext. 9 to request items.

There is a limit of five items at a time, and you will have two days to pick up your items once you have been notified of their delivery. A pass code will be issued to retrieve your items from the box. Please call Cindy at 502-543-7675 ext. 9 with any questions.

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Outreach Services

Our Outreach Department can provide book delivery for homebound library patrons. Please contact Allison at 543-7675 ext. 5 or e-mail programs@bcplib.org for details.

The Outreach Department organizes a number of events at the library and in the community, such as special storyhours for daycares or church groups. For details, please contact our Outreach Supervisor:

Allison White outreach@bcplib.org 502-543-7675 ext. 5

For a complete list of scheduled library programs, please visit our Programs page. Our website also features pages for special Kids' Programs and Teen Programs.

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Personalized Reading Lists

Looking for a good book? Simply fill out our Personalized Reading List Request Form and our staff will create a list of books selected according to your reading preferences.

Other BCPL Reader Advisory services, including our Recommended Reading Lists for adults, our Book Picks list for middle-grade and teen readers, and library Pathfinders can be accessed on our Books, Movies & Music page.

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Reference & Genealogy

The Bullitt County Public Library provides assistance and information in person, by telephone, through our website, or in writing.

Contact the Reference Desk at Ridgway Memorial Library

Phone: 502-543-7675, ext. 4
E-mail: reference@bcplib.org
Mail:
Reference Desk, Ridgway Memorial Library, P.O. Box 99, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


We also have drop-in Reference hours at library branches one day per week. Contact the Ridgway Reference Desk to schedule a computer class, resume consult, or e-book demonstration at any branch location.

Branch Reference Hours:

Hillview Library

Thursday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.*
*Due to group computer classes (6–7:30), reference hours on the first and second Thursdays of the month end at 6 p.m.
Lebanon Junction Library  Wednesday, 3 p.m.–7 p.m.
Mt. Washington Library Tuesday, 3 p.m.–7 p.m.  

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If RefDesk is online, you can also contact us through Live Chat.


For more research-intensive reference requests, please submit a Reference/Genealogy Request Form.

Assistance will be provided as quickly as possible, although there may be a delay before more involved requests can be answered. Responses will be delivered using whatever method you specify. The choices are e-mail, telephone, mail, or fax. Standard copy and fax charges will apply.

Service is provided to everyone. It is not necessary to hold a library card to obtain assistance in the library, via the telephone, or through our website.

Special note for genealogy researchers:  If you are unable to visit our Genealogy Room, we can check library materials such as microfilm of the Pioneer News or our Family Files to assist your genealogical research. We cannot take on long term projects or research your family tree for you.

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Request a Purchase

Is there something you would like to see the Library purchase for the collection? Fill out our online request form. While we cannot guarantee that your suggestion will be added to our collection, we will do our best to fill your request. Suggested purchases are evaluated based on reviews, author and/or publisher reputation, and collection needs. Space, availability from library vendors, and budget constraints may also be factors.

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Social Media

Choose the social media platforms that work best for you, or follow them all!

Blogger
Book News & Reviews blog

Follow the library book blog, Book News and Reviews, wherein Tracy and Lucinda read and discuss books of all sorts, from picture books to bodice rippers. This is a great forum to weigh in on the books you love or hate; you can even contribute your own guest review!

Facebook
BCPL on Facebook


Follow Bullitt County Public Libary on Facebook to get library news and updates, reader advisory bulletins, and more. We also have a Facebook Page for our Children's Progams.

Pinterest
BCPL on Pinterest

Follow us on Pinterest to discover booklists, book trailers and other videos, craft ideas, bookish humor, homework help sites, and much, mush more. You can even contribute to our What Do You Recommend? board to share your favorite books, movies, and music!

SlideShareBCPL on SlideShare

Discover great BCPL slideshows from library programs and more, including our Stuffed Animal Sleepover, our genealogy workshop series, and Ms. Lucinda's 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten.

TwitterBCPL on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for brief and timely reminders about upcoming library programs and other BCPL updates.

YouTubeBCPL on YouTube

Subscribe to our channel on YouTube to see exclusive video clips from library programs.

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Study Room Use

Study Rooms can be reserved for educational or work-related use. The rooms are equipped with a computer workstation and table area. Patrons may reserve study room time for a limited number of hours per week. For details, please contact the library of interest.

Ridgway Memorial Library

Phone (Circulation Desk): 502-543-7675, ext. 3
E-mail Cindy (Circulation Supervisor): rml@bcplib.org
Hillview Library Phone: 502-957-5759
E-mail Mona (Branch Supervisor):
hil@bcplib.org

Lebanon Junction Library

Phone: 502-833-4648
E-mail Mary (Branch Supervisor): ljl@bcplib.org

Mount Washington Library

(Grigsby Room)
Phone: 502-538-7560
E-mail Nancy (Branch Supervisor): mwl@bcplib.org

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last updated 10/22/13