502 Scott Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011
Covington Local History and Genealogy Department Hours:
Take a Tour:
The Covington branch is on the corner of 5th and Scott in downtown Covington. Free parking is provided. 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 color or black & white copying. All copies/prints are 10 cents for b&w or 50 cents for color.
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.
The Covington location opened in 1974. An extensive remodel was finished in 2013. It houses Northern Kentucky’s largest collection of genealogy and local history materials.
Wi-Fi Access Available
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.
The Library has staff available to notarize documents. Please make an appointment using our reservation system.
Local History & Genealogy has a flatbed scanner as well as slide scanning. Please set up an appointment to use or if you needed assistance.
A flatbed scanner for documents or photos as well as a top feed scanner for documents is available on the first floor of the Covington Branch. First come, first serve. Staff at the desk can provide help. Contact desk at 859-962-4071 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Library has several meeting rooms and computer labs available for public use. Please use one of our forms to request a space for your meeting or class. By submitting your request you are agreeing to follow our meeting room policy.
Currently, only study rooms are available for booking at this time. Most rooms can only accommodate 1 person due to size and social distancing requirements.
Virtual Meeting Room:
A new virtual service easily connects Kenton County groups who want to gather and communicate online. You can now set up and run your own virtual meetings with support from trained library staff. Three virtual meeting spaces are available from the library through Zoom, a web-based software that requires a device and an Internet connection to participate.
Art & Collections Exhibits:
Are you an artist eager to display your work, or do you have an interesting collection to display? Contact us with a sample of your work to learn more about our exhibit space.
Visit the Covington MakerSpace to use one of the following: Large Format Printer, VHS to Digital Converter, T-Shirt Press, Cameo Silhouette Cutter, Cassette Music Tape to Digital Converter, LP Album to Digital Converter and Button Maker.
Print from home or your mobile device and you’ll have 24 hours to come in and print your pages.
2020 Holiday Closures:
|January 1st||New Year’s Day|
|April 12||Easter Sunday|
|May 29th*||Staff Training – Open at 1:00|
|May 24th & 25th||Memorial Day & Sunday Before|
|July 4th||Independence Day|
|September 6th & 7th||Labor Day & Sunday Before|
|November 26th & 27th||Thanksgiving & the Friday After|
|December 24th, 25th||Christmas Eve & Christmas Day|
|December 31st*||Close at 5:00|
|January 1st, 2021||New Year’s Day|
Contact the Covington Branch
Library Account Questions:
If you have questions about your library account…
including lost items and late fees call, 859-962-4084 or email.
For other inquiries:
Reference questions: 859-962-4071
Children’s Service Desk: 859-962-4077
Local History/Genealogy Department: 859-962-4070
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books, DVDs, music, and more that are owned by another library. To learn more, including renewals, call:
Homebound Delivery is a service designed to offer Library materials to Kenton County residents with a disability or medical condition that prevents them from visiting the Library. To learn more, contact:
From I71/75 North or South, take the 5th Street exit
Follow 5th Street for approximately one mile until you reach Scott Boulevard
The library will be on the far right corner of 5th and Scott
Turn right on Scott Blvd.
Our free parking is available in the lot on the left directly past the library.
The Covington Library has a free parking lot for our visitors. Please note that free parking may not be available at all times, especially during popular events
Metered parking and a fee-based parking garage are also available. Street meters are free after 4 pm and on weekends. TANK bus serves the Covington Library.
Check http://www.tankbus.org for schedules and route information.