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Friends of the Library

Mission Statement

In appreciation of the role the Library plays in the quality of life in this area, the Friends of the Lexington Public Library provides financial, advocacy and volunteer support to the Library, and functions consistently with the goals and objectives of the Lexington Public Library and its Board of Trustees.

Lexington Public Library
Central Library, Lower Level
140 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-5505

Due to COVID-19, we are closed until the Central Library is open to the public.  We are looking forward to serving our community again soon.

Learn more about the Friends Book Cellar
Learn more about becoming a Friends Volunteer

Friends Members
Enjoy curbside service from Book Cellar


Friends Book Cellar
Offers Appointment Shopping

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

and 1st Saturday

between 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Members of the Friends of the Lexington Public Library may now take advantage of appointment shopping in the Book Cellar to purchase books, DVDs, music, and magazines.

This new service complements our online and curbside pickup shopping opportunities as we seek to serve Friends during this temporary period of restricted access to our bookstore.

Just follow these simple procedures for admission to the bookstore:

  • Call us at 859-231-5505 on Mondays or Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make an appointment request. You may also email the store manager at

  • Shopping will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the 1st Saturday of the month from 10-1 at your appointed time. Appointment duration will vary from one hour for individuals, two hours for families, and three hours for business members. A maximum of 10 shoppers will be allowed in the bookstore at one time.

  • Call 859-231-5505 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you at the side door, located in the breezeway just off Main Street that runs through the building. Your temperature will be taken; 100.4 or higher will not be admitted. Masks are required at all times.

  • Payment may be made with Visa, Mastercard, debit card, or check. Sorry, no cash. You may also renew your Friends membership while at the store, or online in advance at

Donate now by clicking the link below:

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

Sorry, there are currently no upcoming events for the Friends of The Lexington Public Library.

Upcoming Book Sales

Please check back for news about upcoming sales.

Location:  Friends Book Cellar, Central Library, 140 E. Main St.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer for the sale, please call (859) 231-5505 or email: