1992 Walton-Nicholson Road
Independence, KY 41051
The Drive-Thru Closes 1 Hour Before the Branch
The Library has staff available to notarize documents. Please contact the Branch to make sure someone is available.
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.
Print from home or your mobile device and pick it up at the Durr Branch within 24 hours.
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.
Technology Help – Request a one-to-one appointment for help with your tech questions.
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 6th*||Staff Training – Open at 1:00|
|December 24th, 25th||Christmas Eve & Christmas Day|
|December 31st*||Close at 5:00|
|January 1st, 2021||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.
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.
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
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.
Contact the Durr Branch
If you have questions about your Library account…
including lost items and late fees call,
859-962-4038 or email.
Reference questions: 859-962-4031
Children’s Service Desk: 859-962-4032
Local History/Genealogy Department: 859-962-4070 (located at the Covington Branch Library)
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:
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.