The Library is closed until further notice.

The loan period of all borrowed materials has been extended to May 1, 2020. No overdue fines will be charged while we’re closed.

Please do not return borrowed materials until we reopen. Message us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with any questions.

      1. SCPL will be closed until further notice.
      2. All events and programs are cancelled.
      3. All outside groups who have meetings and events scheduled in Library facilities (including the Carnegie Library Center) are cancelled.  If you had an event scheduled in a Library facility, the Carnegie Library Center Coordinator will be in touch to discuss your options.
      4. Outside groups will not be allowed to reserve meeting rooms in the Carnegie Library Center while we are closed.
      5. Bookmobile service is suspended until further notice.
      6. Inter-library loan service is suspended until further notice.

We strongly encourage all patrons to utilize digital resources to continue reading and using the Library while we are closed. The limit for online checkouts has been increased to 15 items, pending a vote by the Board of Kentucky Libraries Unbound, the managing organization of Libby and Overdrive.

Additional Resources

The below resources include those that typically require purchase or membership, but are temporarily available at no cost.

For always free-to-use resources, view our Digital Resources.

Trustworthy Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States, and is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. The website linked above is the hub for information regarding COVID-19.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

The state government’s home for most of the state’s human services and health care programs. Contains up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Kentucky.

New York Times COVID-19 Coverage

The New York Times is providing access to the most important news and useful guidance on the coronavirus outbreak to help everyone understand the pandemic.


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

JSTOR Open Collection

JSTOR is an online collection of scholarly works and ebooks. They have an expansive Open Collection, where you can explore academic content that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.

Resources for Students and Parents

Shelby County Public Schools COVID-19 Updates

SCPS has compiled a list of resources and all communications from the school district regarding COVID-19.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

Prenda Code Club

Learning to code teaches valuable life skills like problem solving and critical thinking, and helps people flourish in any career. Our friends at the Trimble County Public Library have extended their license to neighboring counties. Prenda Code Club provides free coding lessons for children.


To create an account with the Code Club, click the link above. Click Sign Up. Fill out the requested information, then choose Kentucky, and select Trimble County Public Library.

Tax Forms

We realize that many people use the library to get their tax forms and instructions and that with our closure, they are unable to do so. We are providing links to the commonly used forms and instructions below. Note that this is not an exhaustive list and please consult the appropriate agencies for more information.

Both Federal and State taxes are now due on July 15.

Federal Tax Forms
Kentucky Tax Forms


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