Coronavirus (COVID-19) and BCPL

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)UPDATED 3/25

Beginning March 27th and under direction of Governor Andy Beshear, all Bullitt County Public Library facilities will be closed to the public and to staff until further notice. This means all in-person services, including Curbside Delivery, have been suspended. We will follow the recommendation of county, state, and federal agencies to determine when it is safe to reopen.

During this time, we are asking that you:

  • Do not return items. We know we told you to return items in our book drops previously, but with the new guidelines we’re afraid our book drops simply can’t hold everything. Don’t worry, we’re modifying checkout dates to ensure no late fines will be charged.
  • Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest announcements and recommendations for things to do and explore.
  • Remember that we’re all in this together! We’ll continue doing everything we can to provide the service and resources you’ve come to expect from BCPL, even if we can’t do so in person.

Your Library, #HealthyAtHome

While we are closed, your library staff will continue serving the Bullitt County community.

  • We’ll be available to answer questions, to offer virtual services, and to provide assistance and hopefully a smile or two. You can reach us by phone, e-mail, or our Ask a Librarian chat feature.
  • We’re looking into new materials, new resources, and virtual program options.
  • We invite you to explore our digital collection. We offer e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming movies and television, and digital magazines that you can access from home or wherever you feel safe.
  • The 24 Hour Library machines, located at Ridgway Memorial Library and the new Nichols branch, will remain stocked and available for as long as guidelines allow. These automated machines provide access to physical books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and audiobooks 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Recommended Resources

Library staff cannot provide medical advice, but we are happy to help you find credible sources to help you make informed decisions about your health.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information. Provided information on COVID-19 includes:

Kentucky Department for Public Health
COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-722-5725

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is responsible for developing and operating state public health programs and activities for the citizens of Kentucky. Find updated Kentucky case statistics and other information and recommendations.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide up-to-date, reliable information including: