John Turner

Part-Time Circulation

Since 2016

Welcome to the digital age of your library!


The Breathitt County Public Library works hard to bring you the best services we can.  Our services have long reached far beyond our shelves, rooms and doors into our schools, families, community and now they reach directly into the palm of your hand! 


The BCPL has worked hard to bring you access to some of the best digital media available such as Kentucky Libraries Unbound, our E-Book Service, and Zinio, the World's Lagest Digital Newsstand.  In an effort to expand our digital services we are excited to announce that we now offer our patrons access to Freegal Music!

Click the banners below for more information on all of our digital media services or scroll down for more information on our Freegal release!

The BCPL is Proud to introduce BCPL Media. BCPL Media encompasses all of our online digital media services. Be on the look out for a dedicated page with links to all our Social and Digital Media Pages. Until then, take a look at the following links.

Our Faces, Our Stories - StoryCorps @ Your Library

on SoundCloud

Breathitt County Library on YouTube

Find us on Snapchat - BCPLib

Thelma Gross  


Since 2015

Board minutes, agendas and Application now available

The Breathitt County Public Library is looking to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Trustees.

If you are interested in serving on our Board or if you are interested in more information on our Board

(Meetings, policies, etc.) please click the links below.

Misty Combs

Cataloging & Circulation

Since 2002

Travis Combs

Media Specialist &


Since 2011

Susan Pugh

Extended Services

Since 2002

Carissa Hatton

Part-Time Circulation

Since 2015

Stephen D. Bowling


Since 2001

Operating Hours
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 
​8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Accelerated Reader- Book finder for the school-based testing system.

Reading Counts- Book finder for the Library's Summer Reading testing system.

FactHound- A "safe search" site for your family with fun, education based media. 

E-Books- Kentucky Libraries Unbound, this is the e-book software used by the Library.

YouTube- Follow the Library for the newest videos featuring happenings at the BCPL.

Library Links

Meet Our Team

To serve the informational and educational needs of the citizens of Breathitt County through the acquisition and maintenance of quality materials, programs, and other services in a manner commensurate with responsible fiscal governance.

From school visits to teen programs, special appearances and great family events the Library always has something going on. 

Interested? Of Course, you are!

Click below for a schedule of our school visits and our event Calendar!


Our Mission

Take a step back in time...

Welcome to

Welcome to the online home of the

Breathitt County Public Library.      Have a look around, find out what's happening at the Library, find a book or even find yourself!

Click the link below to learn more about our wonderful home on the web!

How to use our site!

Find who you are


fun @ your library


The perfect book

Breathitt County Public Library 

The BCPL has joined the Library Ideasâ network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists.

The Freegalâ Music Service will allow the BCPL to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders can download three of Freegal Music’s MP3 files each week or stream three hours of great music at no direct cost via Freegal Music Service also has popular music videos for download.

Over 5,000 libraries around the world subscribe to the Freegal Music Service, including the Los Angeles Public Library (CA), Maricopa County Library District (AZ), The Edmonton Public Library (AB), Orange County Public Library (FL), The Biblioteche di Bologna (IT), Nashville Public Library (TN) and Melbourne Library Service (VIC). 

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries.  The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.

“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use.  We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and Freegal will be a welcomed part of our Digital Media Services,” said Travis Combs, Media Specialist @ BCPL

“Freegal Music has become the most popular way for library users to acce​ss music and we are excited to be welcoming the Breathitt County Public Library,” said Brian Downing, CEO of Library Ideas. “We believe this is a strong move for the library’s digital strategy.”

​Click below for more information.


Take a step back in time to the 1920's a time of Gangster's, Swinging Jazz and Prohibition.

The year is 1927, the place is the Grand River Hotel and the crime is incredible!

Journey into the heyday of American indulgence and try your hand at crime solving as the BCPL presents

What's happening?

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Let us know about it!

Abby Hays

Part-Time Circulation

Since 2014

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