Coronavirus Announcements

Limited Public Availability Announcement

The Anderson Public Library has begun its phased reopening plan and has limited public availability.  Click here to read more.

Curbside Service Announcement

The Anderson Public Library is pleased to announce a contactless curbside service available for all members of the library.  The new service is part of a phased reopening plan to start offering services in a safe manner.  Click here to read more.

Coronavirus Update 5/11/2020

With new guidance from Governor Andy Beshear, the Anderson Public Library is working to create a phased reopening plan. The plan will prioritize the health and safety of staff and community members.

Initially, the library will begin reopening with a curbside pickup service. Members will be able to reserve items and pick them up via a contactless system.

The library is currently acquiring the necessary personal protective equipment for staff members as recommended by the governor and the Centers for Disease Control.

The library administration will continue to closely monitor the situation and will work with state and local health officials to ensure the safety of everyone.  Please watch the library's website and social media pages for future updates to when curbside pickup will begin.

Closure Announcement

With the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kentucky, the Anderson Public Library will continue to remain closed until further notice. Following the guidance from Governor Andy Beshear, the library takes the situation seriously and wants to ensure the wellness and safety of its members, staff, and residents of Anderson County.

Even though the library will remain closed, all digital resources will be available to members, which includes thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and much more. Anderson County residents that aren't currently library members can apply for a library card online that will give access to those resources.

All library members can hold on to their checked out books and DVDs while the library is closed. All late fees will be waived and due dates will be extended during the closure.

Unavailable Services During Closure

The following services will not be available while the library is closed:

  • Physical Item Checkouts & Reserves (Books, DVDs, etc)
  • Inter Library Loan
  • Adults and Children Programs
  • Meeting Room Reservations
  • Maker Space/History Room Use
  • Computer Tutoring
  • Outreach Delivery
  • Copies and Faxes
  • Public Computer Use and Wifi

The library is currently not accepting book donations.

Library administrators will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please watch the library's website and Facebook page for subsequent announcements.

Resources on the Coronavirus Outbreak