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All Lexington Public Library locations provides free, self-service faxing and scanning.  Scanned documents can be saved to a USB drive or emailed.

By default, the Library does not maintain a list of items you've previously borrowed.  If you would like to activate this feature for your account, please ask a staff member on your next visit to any of our locations.  You will be asked to complete a short form.  Activating your loan history will only track borrowed items from that point forward, not items that were borrowed prior to activation.

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.

Refunds will be given unless the meeting is cancelled by the organization less than one business day before it is scheduled. If canceled on short notice, the Library will retain all fees. If you wish to apply the fees to a rescheduled event, the event must be scheduled immediately and occur within the following three months. If the Library closes due to an emergency situation, all fees will be refunded or applied to the rescheduled event.

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. A $25 fee will be assessed for groups who serve food items beyond snacks. 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. Fees are due within 24 hours of making your reservation.

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... more info

No, but we do assess a $25 fee for groups wishing to serve certain types of food.

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.

Lexington Public Library provides our customers with the ability to print from personal computers to Library printers.  When you are inside one of our buildings and connected to our wireless network, this page will automatically direct you to download the print client software for that location.

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

Windows (using Internet Explorer)

  1. Begin download by clicking here.
  2. When prompted to Run or Save, choose Run.  (Note:  Depending on your settings, Internet Explorer may try to prevent you from downloading this file.  If necessary, click the Tools icon, then... more info

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

Windows (using Internet Explorer)

  1. Begin download by clicking here.
  2. When prompted to Run or Save, choose Run.  (Note:  Depending on your settings, Internet Explorer may try to prevent you from downloading this file.  If necessary, click the Tools icon, then... more info

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

Windows (using Internet Explorer)

  1. Begin download by clicking here.
  2. When prompted to Run or Save, choose Run.  (Note:  Depending on your settings, Internet Explorer may try to prevent you from downloading this file.  If necessary, click the Tools icon, then... more info

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

Windows (using Internet Explorer)

  1. Begin download by clicking here.
  2. When prompted to Run or Save, choose Run.  (Note:  Depending on your settings, Internet Explorer may try to prevent you from downloading this file.  If necessary, click the Tools icon, then... more info

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

Windows (using Internet Explorer)

  1. Begin download by clicking here.
  2. When prompted to Run or Save, choose Run.  (Note:  Depending on your settings, Internet Explorer may try to prevent you from downloading this file.  If necessary, click the Tools icon, then Safety... more info

The print client is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers.  Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.  All regular printing charges apply.

Windows (using Internet Explorer)

  1. Begin download by clicking here.
  2. When prompted to Run or Save, choose Run.  (Note:  Depending on your settings, Internet Explorer may try to prevent you from downloading this file.  If necessary, click the Tools icon, then Safety... more info
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 professional reference librarian.
 

 

Meet with a professional librarian for one-on-one consultation.  Please submit the Book a Librarian Appointment Request Form or call (859) 231-5500 during business hours to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled daily during Library business hours and typically last 30 to 45 minutes.  We will contact you for your appointment as quickly as possible.
 
Please note:  We will do our best to honor your Book a Librarian request.  However, due to staff expertise... more info

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.

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