Fantastic Resources of the Library

Bury your nose in a good book at the Graves County Public Library in Mayfield, Kentucky. With thousands of print, audio, and ebooks, language resources, and book clubs, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Fall 2018 Friends Newsletter

Mango Languages™
KY Libraries Unbound
Gale Courses
Family Search
Useful Links

Mayfield Messenger

Cypress Resume
Gale Legal Forms

Jobs for Teens

Our website is dedicated to helping teens find jobs. Getting a job is tough, but getting a job when you have little or no experience makes it even tougher. It has very useful information, including work permit information, labor laws, jobs for teens by city/state, non-traditional job ideas, and more. 

Library patrons can enjoy many of our digital and audio books from the comfort of their own home. All you need is a valid library card and your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and you can download books at any time. Please use our card catalog to find and download your e-books. It gives us credit for circulation.

Gale Courses

Convenient online access to hundreds of courses for professional and career development, computer skills, and personal development. Click on the link listed, pick a course, and then enroll by creating an account and typing your library card number into a box when prompted.

Gale Legal Forms

Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses—and it’s the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage. A step-by-step approach helps patrons address legal affairs with confidence. The documents you’ll find are different from the often generic ones found in form books – the forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys.

Hoopla Digital

Download digital content on your electronic devices. Over 300,000 titles of movies, music, e-books, audios, and graphic novels are available for your enjoyment. Movies and music check out for three days. E-books, Audios, and Graphic Novels check out for 21 days. You may borrow up to 12 items a month, and all materials are multi-access. Create an account by clicking on Get Started to Sign Up. Choose Graves County Public Library, then put in your library card number and then your e-mail address.

Mango Languages

If you are preparing to visit a foreign country this summer, brush up on your skills with Mango Languages™ offered here at the library. Mango Languages feature more than 60 foreign languages and makes learning a foreign language more fun. Watch this short clip to see what it's about. 


An online database with children's e-books, talking books, and videos.

An online website that has multiple databases with reference resources like Ebsco, NoveList, ProQuest, and Learning Express.

An online resource for Genealogy lovers. Provides all types of resources for finding information on your ancestors. This database is only accessible inside the library.

Family Search

An online resource for finding your family history. They will also loan out microfilm that you can request, and it will be sent to the library for you.

Cypress Resume

An easy to use online resource for people who want to create a resume, but do not know how.

Lunch & Night Book Clubs

Join us for our lunch and nighttime book clubs where we make available books you may not have read otherwise. These are nonspecific clubs, which allows readers to experience a variety of genres.

The lunch club meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Our nightly book club meets the first Monday of each month for one hour beginning at 6 p.m.

Story Time

Story Time is a magical and very special time just for kids at the Graves County Public Library. Tell your friends about it. Come and join us for an hour of fun and games at the Library every Thursday morning from 10 .m. until 11 a.m. You get to hear storybooks, sing silly songs, play games, make nifty crafts, and eat goodies! Parents are invited to help children with the crafts and the refreshments.

While you’re here, stop by the children’s section and check out an armful of books to read at home or while you’re at the library. This free fun-time program is for pre-school aged children.

Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Library? They are a group of local library customers with common interests, which include:

• Having a concern for the Library's active expansion and participation in community life
• Sharing a conviction that good Library service is important to everyone
• Providing support for the Library's programs and goals
• Promoting community awareness and use of the Library
• Encouraging gifts, memorials, and endowments for the Library
• Sponsoring programs designed to add to the cultural life of the community

Please show your support of excellent library service by joining today!

Friend Benefits:

*Get priority on waiting list items

*Get 10-day check out on videos

*Get a sneak preview on book sales

*Receive Friends Newsletter

Annual Membership Costs:

Senior Citizen and Students   $5.00

Single   $10.00

Family   $25.00

It's easy. You can pick up a membership form at the library, fill it out, and give it to any staff member.  Then grab an armful of books, music cd's, and movies to share with your family. Read for the fun of it! Read to your children! Read for life!

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

InterLibrary Loan is a program that allows us to request books from other Kentucky libraries. So, if you are looking for a book we don’t have, we can try finding it for you. All you have to do is:

•    Request a form from the Circulation desk.
•    Please fill out as much of the form as possible.
•    Have a GCPL library card.
•    Be in good standing-no late fees or over dues.
•    Have completed first three checkouts.
•    There is a limit of three items at a time.
•    Late fee for ILL’s is .50 per day, per item.
•    ILL’s are not renewable.
•    The Book release date should be at least six months prior to the request.

Mission Statement

The Graves County Public Library is committed to providing the best materials and services possible to all residents of Graves County for their enjoyment, education, and enrichment. The library fosters and promotes lifelong involvement in the pleasure of reading and learning with special emphasis on support for students at all academic levels. We support the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement.

Contact us to inquire about our ebooks or how you can participate in our lunch and nighttime book clubs.