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KNOTT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
238 Hwy 160 South, P.O. Box 667, Hindman, KY 41822
(606)785-5412        Fax (606)785-4299    Email us!

LIBRARY SERVICES

Books 

Books are checked out for a two week period.  Patrons can renew them once in person or by telephone.  Items must be checked out on the individual's own library card.  Patrons are not allowed to use another's card to check out items.  A limit of 10 items (books or DVDs) can be checked out on a user's card. 

 

Computers 

The library offers 10 computers with high speed cable internet for public use.  We ask that you check in at the front desk to use computers.  You must have a current library card with no fines or overdue notices outstanding to use the computers. Out-of-town guests are welcome to check in with a temporary library card. Computer use is offered in 60 minute sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There is a .10/page for black and white copies and .25/page for color copies, with a limit of 10 copies. View complete Computer and Internet Policy.

 

Fax Machine

The library has a fax machine available for public use.  There is a charge of 1.00 per page to send or to receive a fax.  A library worker will assist you.

 

Interlibrary Loans

If the library doesn't have the material you are looking for, we can usually get items from other libraries through interlibrary loan within 1 to 2 weeks. 

 

Magazines

The library has a varied selection of magazines, including Kentucky Explorer, Appalachian Heritage, Kentucky Living, Modern Mountain Magazine, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, People, Consumer Reports and Taste of Home.  Except for the most current issue, magazines are available for checkout.

 

Copy Machine

A copy machine is available for public use.  Copies are .10/page for black and white copies and .25/page for color copies, with a limit of 15 copies.  A library worker will assist you.

 

Audio Books

We have a growing collection of audio books on CD.  Audio books are checked out for a two week period (the same as books).  They can be renewed once in person or by telephone.  A complete listing is available in our online card catalog.

 

Bookmobile Service

Due to staff layoffs, the Bookmobile is out of service until further notice. Our beautiful new bookmobile travels countywide.  Contact the library to schedule a stop.  Check out the Bookmobile Page to see a current schedule of stops.

 

DVDs and Blu-ray Discs 

We have an extensive collection of DVDs.  We have many new releases, family friendly movies and lots of good oldies, too!  You must be 18 to check out DVDs or Blu-ray discs, and there is a limit of 2 movies per family.  Movies are checked out for 2 days Mon-Wed; 1 day on Thurs; and through the weekend, if checked out on Fri.  Check the Online Card Catalog to see if we have your favorites!

 

Children's Programs

The library has a story time for preschool age children at 10:30 every Thursday.  Mr. Randy Wilson comes in every other Wednesday for a half hour of musical fun and games.  Check out the Youth Services page for more information.

 

Genealogy

We have a small genealogy section which includes census records of Knott and surrounding counties, family records and Knott County history.  We require that genealogy materials be used in the library.  They cannot be checked out.  A copy machine is available for your convenience.  The Librarian will assist you in accessing genealogy materials.

 

Summer Reading Program

For four weeks each summer, the library offers a summer reading program with special presentations every Friday and a grand finale party the last day of the program.  Check out the Youth Services page for more information. 

 

Income Tax Forms

The time we all dread!  The library is one of the few places left that provides state and federal income tax forms--most free of charge.  If we don't have the form available for a small charge, usually .10/page we can go online and print the forms you need.  You can also get tax forms at the Internal Revenue Service website.

 

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