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You can print using the computers inside all Lexington Public Library locations.

Printing fees of $0.15/page (black and white) and $0.50/page (color) have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Printing is limited to 100 pages per session.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

The method to clear your browser cache varies slightly depending on the web browser you're using.  Please visit the following links to access instructions for your preferred browser:

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) have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.  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... 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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Beaumont Branch Library

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Tates Creek Branch Library

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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.

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.

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.

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 to reserve time on those days.

Yes. Individuals and groups can reserve meeting rooms in advance for studying. Beaumont, Eastside, Northside, and Tates Creek branches have have small study rooms that are available for 2 hours on a first come, first serve basis. They may not be reserved in advance.

Reservations are accepted inside a 90-day window.

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

The Lexington Public Library accepts recommendations for additions to our collection. All requests will be reviewed and evaluated based on the library's selection criteria. If the requested material meets the library's needs and criteria, the item will be purchased as funding allows. You can find more information about submitting requests on our Suggest A Purchase page.


  • If you have an account but need us to look up your library card number and/or PIN, please contact us.  Be prepared to answer questions that will help us to verify your identity.

  • 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 to complete the authentication process.  Please ... more info

The method to delete cookies varies slightly depending on the web browser you're using.  Please visit the following links to access instructions for your preferred browser:

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 Periods

Books, audio28 days
High-demand books, magazines14 days
DVDs7 days
eBooks, eAudiobooks7 or 14 days

Items Allowed at One Time

Physical materials100 items
Digital content (eBooks & eAudiobooks, combined)15 items

Reserves Allowed at... more info

Library databases contain information that may not be accessible via Internet search engines, including newspaper and magazine articles, business information, and educational resources.  These are fee-based services that are made available to you at no charge as a Lexington Public Library cardholder.

The complete list of Library databases can be found here.  All databases are accessible inside Lexington Public Library locations, and many are also accessible remotely with your library card number and PIN.

Note:  You must have a valid Lexington Public... more info

Problems accessing Library databases may be due to one of the following reasons:

Ancestry Library Edition, Foundation Directory Online
These databases are available only to customers inside Lexington Public Library locations.

Vendor technical problems
Database vendor servers occasionally go down for short periods. In such cases, wait several minutes before attempting access again. Scheduled downtimes (i.e. for maintenance) are typically noted on the individual databases.

Firewall software
Firewall... more info


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