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Material Donations

Please note:  The Friends of the Library are currently accepting material donations at the Central Library's Book Cellar on Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am-4pm.  Please call (859) 231-5505 if you'd like someone to help with unloading.  Donations are not being accepted at other Library locations until further notice.



  • Lexington Public Library accepts all donations.
  • Donations may be dropped at all Lexington Public Library locations or Friends Book Cellar during business hours.
  • For questions, call (859) 231-5505.
  • We also accept financial donations to support our Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.


Frequently Asked Questions about Donations

Who will take my book donations?

Lexington Public Library; books not used for the Library’s collection are donated to the Friends of the Lexington Public Library.

Where can I donate books?

At any Library location or at the Friends Book Cellar (located in the lower level of the Central Library).

When can I donate books?

During Library hours.

What types of items can I donate?

We accept all book donations (as well as CDs, DVDs, etc.).

Who benefits from my donations?

Lexington Public Library.

Will you pick up my donation?

Lexington Public Library staff cannot come to a customer’s home or business to pick up donations.  Donations may be dropped off at all Library locations & Friends Book Cellar during business hours.  If donations are made to Friends Book Cellar during their business hours, they will help unload the donations and provide a tax exempt form.

Please direct questions to the Friends of the Library at (859) 231-5505.