William E. Durr
1992 Walton-Nicholson Road
Independence, KY 41051
Take a tour of the Branch
Save time checking out with our drive-thru window, it is open during regular business hours.
You can also return your items in our book drop at any time.
|January 1st||New Year’s Day|
|March 27th||Easter Sunday|
|May 29th & 30th||Memorial Day & Sunday Before|
|July 3rd & 4th||Independence Day|
|September 4th & 5th||Labor Day & Sunday Before|
|November 4th||Staff Day|
|December 24th, 25th & 26th||Christmas Eve & Christmas Day|
|December 31st||Close at 5PM|
|January 1st, 2017||New Year’s Day|
The William E. Durr location of the Kenton County Public Library opened in January 2007. It is a 39,000 square-foot library, with 25,283 sq. ft. of public space. Features include a drive-through window, 2,000 sq. ft. meeting room, two study rooms, 15 station computer lab, 32 public access computers and a reading garden. The children’s area includes 12 computers, a separate activity room, family assisted restrooms and a large reference desk area.
Library computers include Microsoft Office, Internet access and black & white or color printing. You will need a Library card to access the computers. Copy machines are available for black & white copying. All copies/prints are 10 cents for b&w or 50 cents for color. Learn more about the branch from our floor plan and brochure.
A fax machine is also available. The service uses credit or debit cards only. The cost is $1.75 for the first page, and $1.00 for each additional page. Higher rates apply for international faxes.
Wi-Fi Access Available
Please contact the circulation supervisor if you have any problems with your Library account including lost items and late fees.
Questions regarding ILLs, including renewals may be directed to:
Circulation Direct: 859-962-4038
Reference Direct: 859-962-4031
Children’s Direct: 859-962-4032
Take KY-17 exit, Exit 80 toward Covington/Independence
Merge onto Madison Pike/KY 17 toward Independence (south)
Turn right onto KY 17
Turn Right onto Walton-Nicholson Road
The Library is on the right
Take 75 South to the Richwood exit 175.
Go left (East) off of the exit for about 1/2 mile until you hit Rt 25.
Go right on Rt 25 (South), and proceed for about 3 miles.
Go right on Rt 16, and this will become Walton-Nicholson Road. The library is about 5 miles from the Rt 25 turnoff.
Who was William E. Durr?
William E. Durr was a long-time resident and business owner in southern Kenton County. His brother, R.C. Durr, businessman and community builder, donated a gift which partially funded the new building as a tribute to his brother William.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, William received the first library card issued from the branch that bears his name. He was also the first person to check out a book in this library.