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Expectations of Service:
  • The librarian can only assist with one assignment per session.
  • A librarian will contact you within 1-2 business days.
  • Session will be scheduled within 7 days days of contact.
The Book a Librarian service allows you to reserve a free, 30- to 45-minute session with a librarian.


You can print using the computers inside all Lexington Public Library locationsPrinting charges of $0.15/page (black and white) and $0.50/page (color) apply.

The Lexington Public Library participates in a wide range of community events, from bringing information to community meetings to setting up promotional booths at local festivals. Unfortunately, we are unable to participate in every event we are invited to attend.

  • Please use the form below to share your event with us so we may consider it for our schedule.
  • Requests must be made a minimum of two months prior to event to ensure full consideration.
  • We will consider your request based on both our staffing levels and the criteria below and will... more info

All Lexington Public Library locations provide self-service copying, scanning, and faxing.  Scanned documents can be saved to a USB drive or emailed.  Please note:  We can only send faxes; we cannot receive them.  Copying charges of $0.15/page (black and white) and $0.50/page (color) apply.  There is no charge for scanning or faxing.

To access your loan history, log into your account and click the Loan History link in the Account menu. If you would like to deactivate this feature, log into your account and uncheck the Save my loan history box in the Opt-In & Notifications area.  Activating (or reactivating) your loan history will only track... more info

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.

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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.

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. 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.

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 packaging or insulated carafe
  • trays of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables
  • box lunches
  • delivery pizza... more info

No, there is no charge for meeting room use.

Reservations are accepted inside a 90-day window.

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.

The Kentucky Room reference staff will answer requests for information through the mail or through e-mail. However, the staff cannot undertake extensive research or photocopying projects. You may request up to four separate articles, death certificates, etc.

Please use the following guidelines while in-person library services are limited:

  • If you have an account but need us to look up your library card number and/or PIN, please email us.  We can assist you most quickly if you include your date of birth in your message.

  • If you don't have an account, we offer a digital library card to access our ebook and eaudiobook collections immediately.  You must have a mobile phone number with a Fayette County billing address... more info

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Below, you will find the answers to a variety of common library questions. If you don't find the answer you need, please ask us, and we can help.

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


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