Breathitt County Public Library 

Earlier this year, the BCPL unveiled it's new Adult Library Card Design. These new cards are a huge leap forward from the old yellow cards and a step in a new direction from the white ones of the past. 

If you received a temporary Library card in the past month or so you can now exchange it for a new Adult Card. Please bring your photo ID with you. The process is short, simple and should not take more than five minutes to complete.

If you signed up for E-Books while possessing your temporary Library Card you WILL need to update your patron number with the staff for Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

If you have any questions or would like to update to the new cards please ask a staff member.

Summer hours begin next month!

The BCPL's doors will be open a little longer beginning May 3rd. The Library will be open two extra hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays to better serve the people of Breathitt County. These extra hours allow for families to enjoy their evening with each other and still be able to make time to utilize the Library. 

"We were not open any extended hours last year, due to the repairs in the "Kids Room " and the renovation of the Lobby. We feel people missed the opportunity to use our services of the evenings."

                                                                                                                                 -Stephen Bowling

Summer Hours are projected to run through the end of September. We invite everyone to get out and enjoy the warm weather then cool off with a good book @ your Library.

New Library Cards Have Arrived!

The wildly popular "Family Game Nights" summer program has returned for its second year! This summer we are celebrating the American Game Show, with versions of classic shows for the early days of television and beyond! Our guests are LOVING the new game line up.

Family Game Nights is held the last Tuesday of every month. We supply food so you don't have to worry about dinner, be sure to bring your friends and family! 

Breath Easy Breathitt County!

HAve a suggestion about our site, programing or facility?

Let us know about it!

Abby Hays

Part-Time Circulation

Since 2014

The ENTIRE campus of the Breathitt County Public Library is now Smoke, Vape and Tobacco free!

Smoking, Vaping or using any other forms of tobacco in, on, or around the BCPL (including sidewalks and the parking lot) could result in suspension of Library Privileges.

The Board of Trustees adopted a TOBACCO AND VAPE FREE POLICY for the entire Breathitt County Public Library effective February 1st, 2016 as required by the Kentucky Executive Branch and the Protection of Children Act.

If you have any questions, comments of concerns about this policy, please contact our Director, Stephen Bowling at 606-666-5541 or by email

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

Sign up for Library pages today! Sign up is quick, easy and can be done straight from our Facebook page!

News flash: Library Updates

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. 

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


Our Mission

What's happening?

Family Game Nights is back

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