Material Selection and Delivery

How do I get a library card?

There are two ways to get a library card: In person and online. There are also two types of library cards: Library Services and Digital Only

Read below to see which card meets your needs:

To be able to check out materials from a branch location, you must apply for Library Services card. (You will have access to all digital resources and streaming services as well.) Apply for a card in person at any branch location or apply online. Choose “Library Services” under type of card. If you apply online, your card will be mailed to your address and you must bring an ID to any branch to validate your card.

To be able to check out digital materials and access streaming platforms, choose “Digital-Only” under type of card and receive access after your request is processed. You will be emailed your card number and then mailed a physical card. (You can upgrade your Digital-Only card to be able to check out physical materials at any time. Just visit any branch location with your ID.)

Click here to apply.

How does curbside pick-up work?

For your convenience, staff can bring items to your car that have been placed on hold at the Lisa Rice Library, the Bob Kirby Branch, and the Smiths Grove Branch.

Curbside Pickup Process

  1. Curbside pickup is only available for items that are awaiting patrons via hold requests. To place an item on hold, log in to your account in our online catalog, then select items you’d like to check out, and indicate your preferred pick up location.
  2. When the status of a requested item changes from “Pending” or “Active” to “Held,” you should receive email or text confirmation. You may also check an item’s status by logging on to your account. 
  3. Visit the library during the next 5 days, before your hold expires.
  4. When you arrive at your library location, request curbside delivery by calling to let a staff member know you are in the parking lot and let them know where you are parked; have your library card or photo ID in hand.
  5. Once checked out, the items will be brought to your vehicle; be prepared to show us your ID or card.

Can I get materials delivered to my home or business for free?

Yes. We call this service Door-to-Door Delivery Service, and it delivers to all of Warren County for free. You must be present to receive materials. If you are unavailable at your home during delivery hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), you can have items sent to your place of employment. Click here to be taken to the sign up and instruction page.

Can you help me select items to check-out?

For Adult selections: If you want books and movies, but don’t know which ones, check out our Your Next Read program here. You tell us your interests by filling out a 1-minute form, and we’ll choose five books for you.

For Family and Children selections: Families, homeschool pods, and educators love to utilize our Ask A Children’s Librarian service. Click here to email with a children’s & youth librarian, who will be happy to select books based on your interests and needs.

Can my classroom sign up for scheduled book delivery?

The Educational Delivery Service of WCPL provides the following services to schools, daycares, and after-school programs. This service delivers books (and other library items when requested) every two weeks or once a month. Selections are targeted to your classroom’s age group, interests, and reading level. Story times and activities can be provided when books are delivered to your classroom, upon request. Click the Educators Link on this page to sign up.

Does the library have more than books?

Yes. With a library card, you are eligible to check out books, movies, CDs, Magazines, telescopes, jewelry making equipment, sewing machines, cake pans, STEM kits, beach toys, ukeleles, early childhood play kits, water toys, and more. We even have a seed library.

We also have an Idea Lab in the Bob Kirby Branch that is a fantastic place for crafts and hobbies. We have pottery wheels and a kiln, a Carvey CNC router, a poster printer, embroidery machine, 3-D Printer, button makers, vinyl cutter, sublimation printer, heat press, and more.

Smiths Grove Branch has a Cricut machine and a heat press.

How do I check out digital copies of books, music, and movies?

You can find links to our digital services on the Read Watch Listen page.

We have quickstart guides and videos to help you get started with our digital services.

In-House Services  ProvideD to Patrons

How do I request a meeting room?

The Lisa Rice Library Library, the Bob Kirby Branch, the Smiths Grove Branch, and the Capitol have meeting rooms that can be reserved online HERE

Please read the Meeting Room Policy on this page before submitting a request.

How do fax and copy services work?

Standard black and white copies cost $0.15 per page.

Fax service is offered free of charge at all locations.

How does the notary service work?

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 aims to be available during all library hours at the Lisa Rice Library, as well as at several branch locations during select service hours. Please call your nearest location for specific times and availability.

Printing from anywhere with our mobile printing service.

Print from anywhere with our mobile printing service.

Please send your print job during library hours, and pick it up on the same day. Submit documents to print at the branch where they will be picked up.

Prints are $.15 a page for black and white and $.55 a page for color. Every patron receives a free $.75 per day allowance for printing, but once that threshold is reached patrons will be responsible for paying for additional copies.

We cannot print items that violate our computer use policy, viewable on this page.

Submit Documents To Print At The Lisa Rice Library

Submit Documents To Print At The Bob Kirby Branch Library

How can I research my family history?

Our genealogy reference collection incorporates much of Kentucky’s early years, and consists of cemetery books, will books, early deed abstracts, family histories, some census books, local directories, and much more. We also have in-library access to Ancestry Library Edition and remote access to HeritageQuest Online for library patrons and staff.

How can I request a field trip?

Have a group that would like to visit a library location? Need to arrange a special program or tour?

  • Please submit your field trip request 2 – 4 weeks in advance of the date requested to give our staff the flexibility to accommodate you!
  • Field trips are typically limited to 1 hr. – 1.5 hrs. due to staff availability.
  • If there are specific topics you’d like your visit to cover, please include that request in the “Additional Information” field of the Field Trip request form.

Communication & Event Notifications

Does the library have a newsletter?

The library sends out notifications of programs and events via an online newsletter. To subscribe and receive regularly scheduled updates, sign up HERE.