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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 library YouTube 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.

The Values

Excellence: We don’t just help you. We make your day better.
Equality: We treat you with fairness and respect.
Integrity: We work to earn your trust and honor our heritage.
Stewardship: We care for the library that you entrust to us.
Passion: We love Lexington, we love what we do, and want you to know it.



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