Ashland Library

Entrance view of Main Branch

Branch Details

1740 Central Ave.
Ashland, KY 41102

Google Maps

(606) 329-0090

(606) 329-0578

Debbie Cosper
Library Director

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur. 9 am to 8 pm
Fri, Sat. 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Main Library, located in Ashland, serves as the main branch of Boyd County Public Library District.  It is located in Central Park, just past Crabbe Elementary and next to the pickleball courts. Main houses the largest collection in the district, including books, magazines, newspapers, movies, games, and large print. It has a gaming system for teens and another one for kids, computers and laptops for library use, a copier/scanner, and a fax machine available for public use. 

The Winder Room for Local History and Genealogy, located on the second floor, houses one of the largest family history collections in the area.  The Children’s Room, located in the basement, has a 250 gallon fish tank full of colorful fish and a delightful mural painted by artist, Charles Haskins.  At the southeast entrance is the Reading Garden with access to Central Park and the Library Commons.  There is a large, 50 seat capacity meeting room, and two small study rooms.  The administrative offices are located on the second floor.

Materials Return and Book Drop:

Located opposite of the main entrance, across the street, providing drive up return.

There is also a return inside the building at the Front Desk.


Parking is available in front of the library, along the Park, and additional parking is available directly across the street from the Park.

Branch Programs

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime - Ashland - The Tiny Seed

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s spring and it’s the perfect time to learn about how plants grow! Join us as we read “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle and plant our very own flowers! ...

Meeting Room Use - Ashland

11:45am - 1:00pm
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Purpose of Meeting
Tax, financial, and estate education. ...
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Ashland Meeting Room
Age Group: Multi-Generational
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
 Hang out with fellow skeins and work on your projects together! Doesn’t matter your skill level, we’re just a group of knitters that want to help and encourage each other with their projects. All ages welcome! (children must be accompanied by a...
This event is in the "Multi-Generational" group.
Library Branch: Ashland
Room: Library Commons
Age Group: Multi-Generational
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
12th annual Love Your Library 5K event! Join us for a flat course around Downtown Ashland.  Register at any library branch or at Questions please contact Kellie Nunley 606-329-0518 ex.1810 or ...