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By default, the Library does not maintain a list of items you've previously borrowed.  If you would like to activate this feature for your account, please ask a staff member on your next visit to any of our locations.  You will be asked to complete a short form.  Activating your loan history will only track borrowed items from that point forward, not items that were borrowed prior to activation.

The Lexington Public Library Parking Garage is accessible from both Main and Vine Streets, and the Library provides two hours of validated parking.  Attendees should have their Lexington Public Library Parking Garage tickets validated at the first floor service desk.  Groups wishing to pre-pay for attendee parking beyond the two hours can make arrangements at the time of reservation.

Lexington Public Library, Central Library

Beaumont Branch Library

Eastside Branch Library

Northside Branch Library

Tates Creek Branch Library

Village Branch Library

Only self adhesive 3M flip chart sheets are allowed to be attached to the walls. You may not use thumbtacks, tape, or other adhesives to attach visual aids to meeting room walls.

Refunds will be given unless the meeting is cancelled by the organization less than one business day before it is scheduled. If canceled on short notice, the Library will retain all fees. If you wish to apply the fees to a rescheduled event, the event must be scheduled immediately and occur within the following three months. If the Library closes due to an emergency situation, all fees will be refunded or applied to the rescheduled event.

No. All meetings must be held during regular operating hours. If you are interested in holding an event or function after hours, the Farish Theater may be able to accommodate your event.

No. Celebratory events are prohibited in the library.

Yes, customers may bring in certain kinds of food and covered beverages. A $25 fee will be assessed for groups who serve food items beyond snacks. Here are some guidelines for the types of food that are allowed in meeting rooms. If you have questions, call us at (859) 231-5504 or (859) 231-5501. Fees are due within 24 hours of making your reservation.

Examples of allowable food and beverages:
(This is not a comprehensive list.)

  • Prepacked snacks such as granola bars, chips, and cookies
  • donuts and pastries
  • canned soft drinks
  • coffee in cardboard... more info

No, but we do assess a $25 fee for groups wishing to serve certain types of food.

No. All meetings held in Library conference rooms must be free and the sale of goods and services are prohibited. If you are interested in holding a program that requires an entrance fee, or you wish to be able to sell products, the Farish Theater may be able to accommodate your event.

Online reservations can be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance. If your meeting is within 72 hours, call (859) 231-5504 or (859) 231-5501. If your meeting is today, you may only reserve the room as a walk-in.  

The meeting room procedure also limits how far in advance you may use the meeting room. If you are attempting to reserve a room for a day more than 90 days in the future, the system will not allow you reserve time on those days.

Individuals and groups cannot reserve meeting rooms in advance for studying, but may use them as a walk-in on a first come, first serve basis. Tates Creek, Northside, and Beaumont have small study rooms that are available for 2 hours. They may not be reserved in advance.

Reservations are accepted inside a 90-day window.

You may use Library meeting rooms 6 times per year, per location. For example, you may have six meetings at the Northside Branch, another six meetings at the Central Library, etc.

Library meeting rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Non-profit, for profit, and community organizations may reserve rooms up to 90 days in advance. Individuals wishing to have a private meeting may not reserve rooms in advance, but can use space as a walk in.

Reservations can be made through the Library’s website a minimum of 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Use of the room will be confirmed when official confirmation is received by the meeting organizer. Confirmation will be sent to the meeting organizer within 24 hours of receipt or on the next business day... more info

You can suggest an item for the Library's collection by completing this form.  Please provide as much information as possible.  Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to notify you when a particular item has been ordered. Please check our catalog to see if we have purchased your suggested item and to place it on hold.

  1. Read the eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete the Library Card Application.
  3. Visit any Lexington Public Library location with the necessary identification to claim your card.

 

Adults living in Fayette County

  • Valid picture ID with current address or valid picture ID and proof of current address (e.g., pre-printed check, recent bill, or piece of mail)


Juveniles (any applicant under age 18)

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You can continue to check out items until the balance on your account exceeds $25.00.

Lexington Public Library materials can be returned to any of our locations.

If you cannot successfully log into your online account, remember:

  • When typing in your library card number, use only the 13 numbers and no surrounding letters. 
  • If you are unsure of your PIN, the default is the last four digits of the telephone number associated with your account.
  • If your EZ Login isn't working, try logging in with your library card number and PIN.  After you've logged in successfully, you can reset your EZ Username and EZ Password on the Account Summary screen.

If you are still unable to access your account, please ... more info

All Lexington Public Library locations have outside book drops for returning items at your convenience.  No late fees will be assessed for items returned in the book drop before opening on the day following the due date.

Borrowing Library materials is free with your library card.

Loan Policies

 
Loan Period: books, audio28 days
Loan Period: new books, magazines14 days
Loan Period: DVDs (not new)7 days
Loan Period: new DVDs3 days
Loan Period: eBooks7 or 14 days
Loan Period: eAudiobooks7 or 14 days
Total number of items checked out at one time35
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