Library Policies

For complete policy and procedure information, please ask any of our friendly employees at the Crittenden Co. Public Library!

Library Board of Trustees 2016

Mr. Daryl Tabor, Board President

Mrs Brenda Underdown, Board Vice-President

Mrs. Dulcie Hardin, Secretary

Mr. George B. Sutton, Treasurer

Mrs. Carol Harrison, Trustee


Pictured: Mrs. Dulcie Hardin, Board Secretary; Mrs. Carol Harrison, Trustee; Mr. Daryl Tabor, President; Director Regina Merrick; KDLA Regional Librarian Susan Dunman; Mr. George Sutton, Treasurer; and Mrs. Brenda Underdown, Vice President.

Thanks to Chris Evans and the Crittenden Press for this photo, August 25, 2016.


Click HERE for an application to be considered for appointment to the Library Board of Trustees.


CCPL Financial Information

The Crittenden County Public Library, established under KRS 173.310 and following, provides library services to citizens in Crittenden County, Kentucky. In accordance with Chapter 65A and 424 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the financial records of the Crittenden County Public Library District for the Period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 may be inspected at the Crittenden County Public Library, 204 W. Carlisle St., Marion, Kentucky during administrative office hours; Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inquiries should be made to the library director. Records can also be viewed at the following links:

2016 Audit (we are audited every 4 years)

2016-17 Year-End financial report


New Customers . . .

How to get a library card

To apply for a library card, inquire at the circulation desk, where a library employee will give you a blank card to fill out with information for our records. Required information to open an account with our library is a photo ID and two additional pieces of documentation confirming residency in Crittenden County. You will also be given information about video check-outs and internet access at this time. *

You will be issued a card at this time, and asked to sign the back. Cards must be presented at time of checkout. Cardholder (or responsible party) is responsible for all material checked out on their account. You may not use someone else's card to check out materials.

Your first card is free, replacement cards will be provided with a fee.

New Customer Guidelines

In order to establish a borrowing record, during the first six (6) months, new library customers may borrow up to ten (10) items any given time.  If, after that time, they have a clear record, they will be placed into regular customer status. 

Lost, Damaged or Otherwise Unusable Materials

Official Documentation Required:

There must be a police, fire, or other official report for any claims of loss by fire, accident, theft, flooding or other catastrophe beyond the control of the customer.

Items must be checked out on the record of the person using the materials.  If a customer (18 years of age or older with a clear record) is unable, due to illness or disability, to come into the library in person and wishes someone else to check items out in their name they must:

*The bookmobile is available to visit patrons unable to come into the main library.

With Established Borrowing Record . . .

Check-out lengths for different materials

Library material checkout limits - 20 books or audio books, 2 videos/DVD, 10 magazines

Renewals may be done in person or over the telephone during regular library hours, and will be for an additional two weeks for books, and four days for movies and magazines. Two renewals only.

*Videos and DVDs may only be checked out after a borrowing record is established. A borrowing record consists of checking out and returning at least two books.

Late Fees:


Computer Use . . .

The Crittenden County Public Library has 8 Public-use, Internet computers available. Using these computers requires the following:

*For a complete list of rules and limitations, ask to see a copy of the Internet User Agreement form at the library.

Besides the 8 public-access computers, we also have available 2 Internet-accessible computers in the Genealogy Department for use by genealogists and students needing longer than the public-access computer limits.

Meeting Room Use

The Meeting Room at the Crittenden County Public Library is available for use by non-profit organizations, with preference to library activities. To inquire about reserving the room, ask at the circulation desk or call the library at 965-3354. At this time, our board policy states that the room may not be used for private events such as birthday parties and showers.

Donations Policy

The Crittenden County Public Library is grateful for all donations, both monetary and of materials. When donating books to the library, please keep the following guidelines in mind:


Click here for a PDF of the Information Security Policy, adopted March 26, 2015




Crittenden County Public Library Buildling

Last Update - July 12, 2017


Crittenden County Public Library

204 W. Carlisle St.

Marion, KY 42064

(270) 965-3354