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About KYVL

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a consortium of nearly 300 Kentucky libraries and institutions, including colleges and universities, public libraries, K12 schools, hospitals, Department of Defense libraries, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), and more.

The three primary services of KYVL include:

  • Databases - core resources accessible to the users of KYVL member libraries.
  • Courier service - facilitating resource sharing among Kentucky's public and academic libraries and KDLA through interlibrary loan.
  • Kentucky Digital Library - a platform for Kentucky libraries and institutions share their digital archives with Kentucky and the world.

KYVL went live in November 1999, and is a program of CPE, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Hours and holiday closings

KYVL hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, except during the following Kentucky state holidays:

  • January - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (celebrated)
  • March / April - Good Friday
  • May - Memorial Day
  • July - Independence Day
  • September - Labor Day
  • November - Veterans Day
  • November Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday and Friday)
  • December - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • December / January - New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

For specific dates, please visit

Upcoming closings appear in the calendar below.

Kentucky Virtual Library • 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320 • Frankfort, KY 40601 • 844.400.KYVL toll free •
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