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Kentucky Room Digital Archives

Lexington, KY
Lexington Library
Hamburg Place
One of Kentucky's Celebrated Blue Grass Thoroughbred Farms
Main Street Lexington
Bird's Eye View, 1911

Our Digital Archives

The Lexington Public Library’s Digital Archives are intended to give open access to researchers and students to learn more about Fayette County and our rich history. This is not an exhaustive collection, though new material is continually being scanned and added. It is a very small fraction of the Library’s physical holdings, which are housed and available for reference in the Kentucky Room at the Central Library.

A keyword search is available below, and it is possible to browse the collections by subject, area, or decade. The Lexington Public Library actively reviews and labels materials in our archives with statements that indicate how you may reuse the images, and what sort of permission, if any, you need to do so. Please check the information for each image to determine its legal status.

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Copyright Information

The Lexington Public Library has made an effort to ensure that all of our digital collections are public domain, or that we have gotten approval from the copyright holders to display their work. Most - but not all - of these collections, to the best of our knowledge, have no known US copyright restrictions. Some of the collections provided in the library's digital collections are made available under an assertion of fair use, which does not necessarily apply to an individual's use of them.

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