Covington Address:
502 Scott Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011


MON-FRI 9:00-7:00
SAT 10:00-5:00
SUN Closed

Covington Local History and Genealogy Department Hours:

MON-FRI 9:00-7:00
SAT 10:00-5:00
SUN Closed


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 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
arrowSave 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.


Library Services:

Notary Services

Currently Not Available
The Library has staff available to notarize documents.  Please contact the Branch to make sure someone is available.

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.

 Request a 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.

Wireless Printing

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Print from home or your mobile device and pick it up at the Covington Branch within 24 hours.

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
November 26th Thanksgiving
December 24th, 25th Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
December 31st* Close at 5:00
January 1st, 2021 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 Currently Not Available
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.

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Art Guide