Please note:  Beaumont Branch's book drop has been relocated to the curbside pickup area to accommodate construction on a drive-thru window.  Thanks for your patience.

Central Library exterior

Central Library


Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday: 3:30pm-5:30pm 
2nd and 4th Saturday: 2:00pm-4:00pm


140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507


About Central Library

Central Library Manager Jule Scalos
Manager: Julie Scalos

Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Central Branch features a Foucault pendulum and the world’s largest ceiling clock and equine freeze by Adalin Wichman. Come to explore the Kentucky Room genealogy and local history collection, Central Library Gallery, the Farish Theater, Friends of the Library Book Cellar, and the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab.

Two hours of free parking is available with a ticket validated inside Central Library.


Upcoming Events @ Central Library