COVID-19 Library Express Policies and Changes

  • Library Express, our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service, continue to have some modified services.
  • Requests for items we do not own will be reviewed. EKU Libraries will prioritize the purchase of books in eBook format that support the curricula. Patrons are encouraged to use their local public library for popular and fiction reading needs.
  • Until further notice, we will no longer borrow textbooks from other libraries.
  • Textbooks currently on Course Reserve in the Main Library will be filled with a two-week loan period, with some exceptions. Reserve items requested from the Music or Business libraries are subject to review.


Pickup and Delivery Options

  • On-campus patrons may pick up books from the self-service shelves in the Main Library lobby through the summer.
  • Richmond campus faculty and staff my request that their items be mailed to their campus mailing address.
  • Regional campus and online-only students, faculty and staff may have their items mailed to their home address. This process will take longer than in previous semesters due to COVID-19 precautions, so please allow extra time for arrival.


  • If you are local and currently have physical items from Library Express that are past due, please return those items as soon as you can using either of our drop box locations. One is located outside the library's main entrance to the right of the doors. The other is on University Drive to the left near the Ravine. (This FAQ has photos showing where the book drops are located.)
  • If you would like to return books by mail, the address is:

EKU Libraries

103 Libraries Complex

521 Lancaster Avenue

Richmond, KY 40475

  • You can contact Library Express at if you have any specific questions.

Contact Library Express

Library Express Hours Summer Term

May 10, 2021 - August 6, 2021


Monday – Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


For holiday, inter-session, and all other hours please consult the Main Library’s Hours



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