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The New Paris-Bourbon County Library


Our Superior Services

The Paris-Bourbon County Library provides the materials and services to help our community residents obtain information to meet their personal, educational, and professional needs. With the use of written, audio, and computer technology, the library serves as a learning and educational center for all residents of the community.

Our Public Library is also an invaluable resource for research, pleasure reading, entertainment and community activities for the many residents of Paris and Bourbon County. If you live or work in Paris and Bourbon County or live in a county adjacent to Bourbon County you are eligible for a free library card. Here are some of the items you can check out and services you take advantage of with your Public Library Card.

We offer is a Pre-School story hour as well as a summer reading program and summer activity program. Adult programs of interest to the community are held throughout the year. A coin-op photocopier and fax service are provided for a fee. There are 20 computers with full internet access available for the public; these computers also provide access to programs for word processing and document delivery. Most services and items are provided to Paris and Bourbon County patrons free of charge.

Children's Services Teen Services Adult Services Adult Services


When school lets out, come down to the library! We’ll be singing songs, reading stories, learning rhymes, playing games and doing activities. Children ages birth-12 are the intended audience, but any age is welcome. Programs will last about half and hour, but children are welcome to stay and read or play for as long as they like.


The Teen Center houses a popular and up to date collection for ages 12-18; Additionally, the Library offers many free and exciting services, events and different programs for teens. For materials we have graphic novels, books in print and e-format, magazines and audio books in CD, Playway, and e-format. Come on in and use our computers, which include a Mac and Linux box dedicated to just the teens.


Fully automated, visitors may access the Library’s collection, as well as the collections of other member libraries, through any of the computers. The Library will borrow materials from other libraries for patrons who need items that are not in our collection. We also have specialized databases available for online research.


Seniors! Spend a morning watching a movie chosen just for you, and enjoy the opportunity to meet and visit with friends. The movie will be shown in our Community Room, boasting a large projection screen and surround sound. This event is scheduled to be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

701 High Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361
Phone: 859-987-4419
Fax: 859-987-2421