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Request an Inter-Library Loan? Find the Library near me? When are the computer classes?
Get a Library card? Make a Donation to the Library? Checkout limits
Volunteer at the Library? Download Audio Books? My Spot Meetings
Request a book club kit? Download eBooks? What are the Library Hours?
Place a hold on a book? Request meeting space?

Minutes from Board Meetings

Join the Friend's Group? Replace a lost library card? Services offered at the Library
Sign up for book newsletters? Look at booking ahead? Schedule for Trustee's Meetings
Request a book other branch? Find my ID Number? When are Story Times?
Find Library PIN? Pay fines? Lending periods
Contact a librarian.  Contact the Board. Sign up for Computer classes.
Use a public computer. Send a fax. Notary
Print a document. Scan a document. Study Rooms

» Request an Inter-Library Loan

Need a book that isn’t in the OCPL system? You can request books from other libraries. Lending policies for books outside our system are dependent on the lending library, but usually the book requested needs to be at least 6 months old. You can pick up a form for an ILL (Inter Library Loan) at any of the OCPL branches, or submit an online form here. There is no charge for this service.

» Get a Library card

Due to reciprocal agreements with surrounding counties (with the exception of Jefferson County), neighboring residents of Oldham County may receive library cards free of charge. Jefferson County residents, or anyone outside of the system, are welcome to purchase a yearly family membership for $24.

» Find the Library near me

Click the area you live in to be directed to the branch closest to you: Ballardsville | Buckner | Centerfield | Crestwood | Goshen | LaGrange | Pewee Valley | Prospect | Westport

» Volunteer at the Library

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! The most opportunities for volunteers at the library are organized through the Friends of the Library and through the Teen Advisory Group (the library does not accept volunteers under the age of 16 outside of the Teen Advisory Group). The Library does accept court appointed volunteers, and tasks are determined by managers at specific branches. If you are looking to volunteer in this capacity, please see your local branch.

If you are interested in applying to work at the library, check your local branch for availablity. Application here.

» Make a Donation to the Library

We are not currently accepting donations.

» What are the Library Hours?

Please see notices about the current Covid hours.

» Download Audio Books

You can download free audio books from the Library’s Overdrive service to listen to on your home computer, mp3 Player, Smart Phone, or CD player. Click here for more information about Overdrive. Computer classes are offered monthly at the Main Library in LaGrange for those wanting in-depth instruction on how to use this service.

» Download eBooks

You can download free eBooks from the Library’s Overdrive service to read on your home computer, eReader, tablet computer, or smart phone. Click here for more information about Overdrive. Computer classes are offered monthly at the Main Library in LaGrange for those wanting in-depth instruction on how to use this service.

» Request meeting space

The Main Library in LaGrange has public meeting rooms for community groups, non-profit organizations, and businesses. Use of the meeting rooms must be requested via application online or at the library and is dependent on availability. Fees may apply based on use of the room. For more information, see the Library’s Meeting Room Policy.

» Join the Friend's Group

The Friends of the Oldham County Public Library is a non-profit organization open to anyone who wishes to help support the goals and continuation of the Oldham County Public Library. Meetings are held monthly for members on the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Library in LaGrange. The Friends run the book sale room at the Main Library and accept volunteers and donations. For more information on the Friend's Group, visit their webpage or their Facebook page.

» When are the computer classes?

Computer classes are offered monthly on a rotating basis at the Main Library in LaGrange. Please see the programming page for specific dates and times. Among the classes offered are: Basic Computer Skills (three week class); Microsoft Word ; Microsoft Excel ; Microsoft Power Point; Digital Media/Overdrive; and Social Media. Classes are free, and open to everyone.

» Sign up for Computer classes

You can register for Computer Classes online. Please call your local library if you have trouble registering or have additional questions.

» Contact a librarian

Contact page for the OCPL.

» What services does the library offer?

The Oldham County Public Library is a fully automated system providing for the informational, educational and entertainment needs of Oldham Countians. Besides fiction titles for juveniles and adults the library system has a Reference Collection, extensive non-fiction collection, newspapers, magazines, videos, books on compact disc, and audio cassettes. Special collections include: Genealogy, Kentucky, Daughters of the American Revolution, Large Print, Census, Civil War, and Young Adult.

Services and programs are provided at various branches. There is a Pre-School story hour at all branches as well as a summer reading program and summer activity program. Adult programs of interest to the community are held throughout the year. A-V equipment is available for lending. A coin-op photocopier and fax capabilities are provided for a fee. There are 66 computers with full internet access available for the public also providing programs for word processing and document delivery. Most services and items are provided to Oldham County patrons free of charge. Adults need an ID card to get a library card and anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent’s signature to get a library card. Library cards may be used at any Oldham County Public Library location.

» Use a public Computer

Public computers are available at all OCPL branches. All computers are equipped with Microsoft Office. We utilize a time management system to allow all patrons fair access to the computers. When visiting the library, see the front desk for PIN to log on. Computer printing is available prepaid—$.20 per page for each black and white print, and $.50 per page for each color print.

» Contact the Board

If you wish to address the Board at a meeting please call the Director at 502-222-9713, extension 304, one week in advance of the meeting. If you would like to be notified of a Special Called Meeting or a meeting change in the schedule, please send your e-mail address or telephone number to the Library Director at 502-222-9713, extension 304.

» Schedule for Trustee's Meetings

The Oldham County Public Library Board of Trustees meets the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Main Library, 308 Yager Avenue in LaGrange. The meetings start at 6:30 pm. All meetings are open to the public.

Click here to see the scheduled Board Meetings for the year.

» Minutes from Board Meetings

The Library maintains a rolling 12-month history of board meeting packages available online.

» I need a notary.

The Main Library has a public notary available weekdays during business hours. Please call 222-9713 for further availability.

» Use the Study Rooms

Study rooms at the Main Library are available first come first served. Sign-ins are requested for extended use.

Rooms can be reserved on a weekly basis. Contact the front desk at the Main Library for information: 502.222.9713

» Sign up for book newsletters

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» When are Story Times?

Story Time (September – May) is a class designed for children who are 3-5 years old. Children and parents or caregivers will listen to books and stories, sing songs or play games. There is also time to make a small craft to take home. Each week, Story Time has a different theme for all to enjoy. Story Time is offered at all branches of the Oldham County Public Library. Please see the Children’s site for specific times.

» What's booking ahead?

You can place holds on items that are in the library catalog, but not yet published. These items show as being in processing. The Library will often add popular books to the catalog as they are announced by the publisher, and sometimes these books have yet to be published. Please understand that while you may place a hold on the item early, it may not be available for some time.

» How do I place a hold on a book?

Click on the Catalog link at the top of the page and find the items you are interested in placing a hold on. Once you choose a specific title, click the Place Hold Tab at the top of the screen. Enter your Patron/Alternate ID (your whole library card number) and your PIN (the last 4 digits of your library card number). Select the desired location for pickup and then submit request. You will be notified by email or phone when the items become available.

» What's my Library PIN?

Your PIN is the last four digits of your library card number.

» What's my ID Number?

Your library ID number is the number listed on the back of your Library card. Enter this number without any spaces into your account for online access to Library material.

» Printing at the Library

Computer printing is available prepaid—$.20 per page for each black and white print, and $.50 per page for each color print. Copiers are also available at all branches for black & white copies.

» Send a fax

You may send a fax from any Library in the OCPL system for $1 a page. You may receive faxes at the library for $0.50.

» Scan a document

Staff can scan documents for delivery to email accounts from any library location. This service is $.50 per file.

» Lending periods

New Books: 14 days, On Demand Titles: 7 days, Most Books: 28 days, DVDs and Videos: 7 days, Circulating Magazines: 28 days, Educational Videos: 14 days, Adult Audio Books: 28 days, Children Audio Books: 28 days, Circulating reference: 3 days, 50 Books to Read: 7 days Renewals: Most books/magazines: 14 days, Movies: 3 days. No renewals on On Demand Books. No renewals on items if item is on hold for another patron. (You can renew online, over the phone or in person)

» Fines

Books & magazines: $.10 a day each item; On Demand Books: $.25 a day each item; Videos & DVDs: $1.00 a day each item; Adult Audio Books: $1.00 a day each item; Juvenile Audio Books: $.10 a day each item

» My Spot Meetings

Each Tuesday during the school year OCPL offers programs for teens in grades 6- 12th. A variety of activities are offered, such as game nights, make & eat activities, make & take craft activities, and movie nights. The MY SPOT meetings are usually held at 6:30 pm (movie nights begin earlier) in the activity room at the Main Library in LaGrange. The Teen Advisory Group, a young adult group that contributes to the library by giving input on programming, material selection, and volunteer activities, meets one Saturday a month. Check the teen area or the online teen calendar for more specific details.

» Request a book club kit

Book club kits are available to Oldham County Patrons with a vaild library card. Each kit contains 10 copies of a book, plus a discussion guide. Kits check out for 2 months. See here for listing of available titles & request form.

» Request a book from another branch

Books with in the OCPL system may be checked out and returned to any OCPL branch. Once an item has been placed on hold it will be transfered to the branch of your selection. Routing between the branches usually happens twice a week. Once you hold has arrived at your specified location, you will be notified.

» Replace a lost library card

Replacement library cards are available for $1.50 at any branch. Once your card has been replaced in the system, any old ID numbers you have will no longer work. Please destroy old library cards if found after purchasing a replacement.

» Check Out Limits

Patrons may check out up to 75 items on their library card at a time. There are checkout limits on videos (5) and DVDs (5), Audio Books—cassette or CD (5 each). Children may NOT check out videos or DVDs on their cards. You must be at least 18 years old to check them out.