Covington Address:
502 Scott Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011


MON-THUR 9:00-9:00
FRIDAY 9:00-6:00
SAT 10:00-5:00
SUN 1:00-5:00

The drive-thru closes an hour before the branch.

Covington Local History and Genealogy Department Hours:


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


Take a Tour:

Main Floor
History & Genealogy
Children’s Department

About Us:

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 5 cents for b&w or 25 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

arrowSave time checking out with our drive-thru window.  The drive-thru closes one hour before the branch.

You can also return your items in our book drop at any time.


Library Services:

Notary Services

The Library has staff available to notarize documents.  Please make an appointment using our reservation system.


Document/Picture Scanning

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 for additional information.

Meeting Rooms:

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.

  • The library is moving to a new meeting room request system beginning December 1, 2021. If you need a meeting room for December please make your request in our new meeting room request software LibCal.

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.

 Request a Virtual Meeting Room

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.

Request an Exhibit


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.

Not sure where to begin with your technology device? Schedule a one on one technology appointment at the Covington Library today.

Wireless Printing

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Print from home or your mobile device and you’ll have 24 hours to come in and print your pages.


GED Testing

Patrons interested in GED testing or assistance should contact Alex Duvall at Kenton County Adult Education: or text 859.393.8316.  They offer GED test prep and vouchers for free testing.  You can also go to and register to take the test on your own.

2021 Holiday Closures:

December 24 & 25, 2020 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day
April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday
May 30 & 31, 2021 Memorial Day & Sunday Before
July 4 & 5, 2021 Independence Day & Monday after
September 5 & 6, 2021 Labor Day & Sunday Before
November 5, 2021 Staff Day
November 25 & 26, 2021 Thanksgiving
December 24 & 25, 2021 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
December 31, 2021 Close at 5pm
January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day


Contact the Covington Branch

Branch Manager:
Paul Duryea

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
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 Service
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 for schedules and route information.

Floor plans

Art Guide

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