Beginning August 1, 2021
Local History and Genealogy Hours:

Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday – 9-9
Friday – 9-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday: 1-5

  • Patrons are welcome to call ahead and make an appointment to visit the Local History and Genealogy Department at Covington. To make an appointment please call (859) 962-4070.
  • Staff are available to help you with genealogy and local history questions. Email your questions to or call us at (859) 962-4070.
  • One-on-one genealogy research assistance appointments are available over-the-phone, or through an online virtual meeting. To schedule a one-hour appointment call (859) 962-4070 or email A valid email address is required to set up an online virtual appointment.
  • Ancestry Library Edition is available for free from home through December 31, 2021. Log in with your KCPL library card by clicking on the Ancestry Library Edition link on our Research Tools page.
  • Follow us on Facebook, and subscribe to us on YouTube to view our Local History and Genealogy Programs. You can also follow us on Instagram!

gettingstartedGetting Started

Where to begin…

planvisit   Plan a Visit 

Hours, location and local information.

facesplacesFaces & Places

Over 100,000 photographs from Northern Kentucky

databasesgeNKY – Northern Kentucky Genealogy Database

Family and local history resources


NKY Newspaper Index, Enquirer, Post

databasesResearch Tools

Ancestry, HeritageQuest, NKY specific databases and more.


Special Collections & Archives

Images, oral histories, maps etc. / Family papers, personal papers, and organizational records from NKY

microfilmMicrofilm Resources

Visit the Genealogy Department to access our microfilm collection.

kyRegional History

Biographies, community history and historical societies.


Support the Local History & Genealogy Department. The Library also collects items like photographs, family history and genealogy information.

calendar Upcoming Events

Join us for an upcoming program to improve your genealogy skills or learn about local history

microfilmScanning Equipment

Bring your photos, slides and more to the department and use our scanning equipment.
Find more of our great videos on Periscope.

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