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About the Library

Welcome to Lexington Public Library

"Libraries are...essential to the functioning of a democratic society...libraries are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind."
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt


The Lexington Public Library serves a merged city-county jurisdiction of 300,000+ people through a central library, 5 neighborhood branches, an active Outreach department, and rapidly expanding virtual services.  In addition to traditional library services, we support a digital studio with a full array of video and audio editing equipment for customer use; an art gallery; state of the art theater for live performances, movies, and presentations; a job lab where customers can get personalized help with resumes and job applications; a bilingual homework help program; a Storytime Bus which takes our reading readiness programs to children in day care centers; a library cable TV channel; and a "Book a Librarian" program for customers who need in-depth research assistance, reader’s advisory, or help with their digital devices.  Whatever your age or interest, you can expand your horizons and exercise your brain by visiting the "people's university" – your local public library.  Here you will find resources, programs, and experts to help you explore any topic you desire.  Lexington Public Library is ready to welcome you!


The Vision

A community engaged in a lifetime of discovery

The Mission

Lexington Public Library connects people, inspires ideas, and transforms lives.

FY 2013 Annual Report

View our annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013