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Borrowing Materials

Loan Policies

Loan period: books, audio 28 days
Loan period: new books, magazines 14 days
Loan period: high-demand books ("Lucky Day") 7 days
Loan period: DVDs (not new) 7 days
Loan period: New DVDs 3 days
Loan period: eBooks 7 or 14 days
Loan period: eAudiobooks Up to 21 days
Total number of items checked out at one time 35
Total number of eBooks checked out at one time 10
Total number of eAudiobooks checked out at one time 10
Total number of reserves at one time 15
Total number of eBook reserves at one time 9

Fines & Charges

Overdue fine: books, audio, 7-day DVDs $.15/day
Overdue fine: high-demand books ("Lucky Day") $1.00/day
Overdue fine: interlibrary loan $1.00/day
Overdue fine: 3-day DVDs $1.00/day
Maximum fine: books and other AV $6.75
Maximum fine: high-demand books ("Lucky Day") Full price of item
Maximum fine: 3-day DVD Full price of item
Lost or damaged item charge Full price of item
Missing CD from audio book $10.00
Non-pick up of holds $1.00
Lost library card, adult $1.00
Lost library card, juvenile $.50
Fee: Earbuds $1.00
Fee: USB drive $6.00

Fee: Copy/Print

Black and white $.15/page
Color $.50/page
Microfiche reader/printer $.25/page

Conference Room Fees

After hours $75 - $100/hour
Portable LCD projector $30.00/day
Conference call phone $20.00/day

Customers with fines exceeding $10.00 will not be allowed to check out or reserve items.
Materials may be returned to any Lexington Public Library location.

Renewal Policies

Items may be renewed unless the item has been reserved by another customer. Four renewals are allowed per item. Overdue items may not be eligible for renewals.

Items may be renewed at any library location, by telephone, or online.


Holds Policy

Items may be reserved at any branch of the Lexington Public Library. Your default pick-up location is the location where you originally applied for your library card.

  • Items can be placed on hold for 7 days and 15 items maximum.
  • Holds not picked up in 7 days will be re-shelved, and customers will be charged $1.00 per item not picked up.
  • Cancel or suspend a hold through your account in our catalog, lexpublib2go mobile app, or by phone, 231-5500.
  • Unclaimed holds prohibit customers from enjoying library materials.