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Get a Library Card

Register for a library card at all WCPL branch locations or self-register online. Patrons interested in digital services only (eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and TV) may request a digital services library card.

Information about renewals, eligibility, and checkout limits is available via our Library Card page.

Materials for checkout, download, or streaming

Patrons with library accounts have access to books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and magazines to check out. Materials are available for all ages and interests, and many titles are available in large print. Digital materials are also available for patrons to borrow:

  • Overdrive – access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital periodicals
  • OneClickDigital – access eAudiobooks
  • Zinio – access digital magazines
  • Freegal Music – access digital music
  • hoopla Digital – access digital movies and television shows
  • Flipster — access digital magazines
  • TumbleBook — access digital animated picture books

Call any library location for more information about these services.

Library Services

Patrons with accounts in good standing and out-of-town guests may use the library’s computers for Internet access, library databases, Microsoft programs, and more.

Printing, wifi access, and laptop computers are also available. Photocopiers are available at all locations. Free fax service and notary service are provided.

Mobile printing is also available. Documents can be sent from anywhere with an internet connection, and completed prints can be picked up at the library. Follow this link to submit your documents.

Several book discussion groups are offered, as are online book clubs and Book News and Book Newsletters. Join here:  SelectReads Book & Newsletters, AuthorCheck tracking service, New Book Alert Service.

Using our Interlibrary Loan service, the library can borrow materials not in the library’s collection for patrons in good standing from a network of lending libraries across the country. For recently published or released items not in the library’s collection, patrons should submit a Purchase Request Form (PDF) at any location or submit an online Request Form to suggest that the library purchase the material for the collection.

Patrons may reserve meeting rooms for use by groups.

For more information on Meeting Rooms, click here.

Educational Delivery Service

The Educational Delivery Service of WCPL provides the following services to schools, daycares, and after-school programs. To request one or both of these services, please complete the online Educational Delivery Services Application.

Book Deliveries: This service delivers books directly to classrooms, daycare facilities, and after-school programs on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Story times and activities can be provided when books are delivered to your classroom, upon request. Book deliveries are targeted to your classroom’s age group and reading level. For instructions on how to place special requests for specific items, please contact: [email protected]

Bookmobile Visits: Local schools may request a regular or special visit from the Bookmobile. Teachers may check items out for their class using their Educational Delivery Card. Story times and activities can be provided on the Bookmobile upon request: [email protected].

Laura Beth is the Educational Delivery Services Coordinator and will be in touch with you via email once you’ve submitted your Educational Delivery Application. She coordinates regular book deliveries and bookmobile stops to schools. She loves early literacy and movement!

Jessica is the Bookmobile Librarian and brings the library out to schools in the form of Warren County Public Library’s Mobile Branch. She loves stories and science!

 

Home Delivery Service

This service provides library materials to Warren County residents of any age who cannot use the library due to a physical disability or illness. Individuals qualifying for the service include those who are unable to use the library due to a personal or physical limitation, whether a physical disability, handicap, illness, advanced age, short-term convalescence, or illness resulting in limited mobility, such as cardiac or arthritic conditions.

In addition, Nursing Homes, Senior Daycare Centers and Elderly Housing Complexes may request drop-off service. For more information or to see if you or your agency qualifies, contact Patty Teague at 270-782-0252 ext. 206.

Computer Access / WIFI Connectivity

Patrons with accounts in good standing and out-of-town guests may use the library’s computers for Internet access, library databases, spreadsheet applications, desktop publishing, word processing, and more.

The first five black and white printouts are free; each additional page after ten is $0.10 per page. Color printouts are available for $0.50 per page.

Mobile printing is also available. Documents can be sent from anywhere with an internet connection, and completed prints can be picked up at the library. Follow this link to submit your documents.

Laptops are available for checkout at some locations, and wireless access is available at all locations

(NOTE: printing is not possible from those connected through WIFI connections).

View the library’s computer use policy for more information.

Copiers and Fax Service

Standard black and white copies cost $0.15 per page.

Fax service is offered free of charge at all locations.

Notary Service

Documents can be notarized at no charge by our public notaries. The person signing must be present at the time of the notarization, with proper photo identification on hand. This service is available during all library hours at the Main Library, as well as at several branch locations during select service hours; call your nearest branch for specific times.

Interlibrary Loan

The library can borrow materials for patrons in good standing from a network of lending libraries across the country. Delivery time is approximately 2 weeks, and patrons are limited to five active requests at any given time.

To request an item from Interlibrary Loan (ILL), request an item online or fill out an ILL Request Form (PDF), and take it to any library location.

NOTE: The following types of materials are NOT available through ILL: new books, DVDs, recorded books, textbooks, music recordings, feature films,microfilm (except census microfilm), and genealogy materials.

For new items, submit a Purchase Request Form (PDF) at any location or submit an online Request form to suggest that the library purchase the material for its collection.

Meeting Rooms

The Main Library, the Bob Kirby Branch, the Smiths Grove Branch, and the Graham Drive Branch have meeting rooms that can be reserved using the Meeting Room Request form.

Please read the Meeting Room Policy before submitting a request.

Books Clubs and Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups

WCPL offers book discussion groups that are free and open to the public. Please check the events calendar for specific dates and selections. For information on joining one of our book groups, call the Main Library at 270-782-4882.

  • Each month on the second Wednesday at noon, Great Books meets at the Main Library for an hour, sharing thoughts on a short selection. Members are encouraged to attend discussions, which frequently feature different works. Please check the calendar for Great Books selections.
  • Cover to Cover (formerly Fireside Chats) meets each month on the third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby branch. A complete fiction or nonfiction book is featured. Please check the calendar for Cover to Cover selections.
  • The K.I.R.B. Appeal book discussion group meets at Kirby one Thursday every other month at 5 p.m. Please check the calendar for K.I.R.B. Appeal selections.
  • The Divas meet at the Smiths Grove branch each month on the third Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss a new book.
  • Get Lit meets the 1st Thursday of every other month at the Preservation Tasting Room and Bottle Shop at 2440 Nashville Rd. #103. For more information, contact Laura at [email protected]
  • Pardon My Youth: YA for Adults is a new, 18+ YA book club for adults that meets monthly. Join us to discuss what we’re currently reading as well as upcoming book events like YAS Book Con. For more information contact Veronica at [email protected] or Rachel at [email protected]

Online Book Club

Sign up at the WCPL Online Book Club.

SelectReads Book & Newsletters including personalized lists.

AuthorCheck – Get author information and track your favorites.

New Book Alert  – Find out about the newest titles.

WCPL Kids & Teens

Check our kids and teen sections!