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Research & Learning

The Library is your research headquarters, even when you're online.  Our librarians have compiled these special collections of resources to help you with a variety of research and learning needs.


Search full-text articles from magazines and journals, learn a language, or locate a newspaper article.  These resources can't be found with a search engine, but you have free access with your library card.

Enter the Databases Collection

Genealogy & Local History

Use these resources to discover the history of Lexington, the Bluegrass State, or your personal family tree.  See the past come to life by discovering the rare materials in our Digital Archives.

Enter the Genealogy & Local History Collection

Nonprofit Resources

Lexington Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.  These resources have been carefully selected to aid your 501(c)(3) in the grant-seeking process.

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Business Resources

Starting your own business is hard work, but we can help you locate the tools you need to get your ideas off the ground.  Don't forget about our print resources, meeting spaces, and faxing/scanning services.

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Help for Job Seekers

Whether you're just starting out, changing careers, or returning to the workforce, finding a job can be tough.  We can help you land the right position and answer your questions along the way.

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Online Learning

Lifelong learning and public libraries have always gone hand in hand.  Now, take the power of the Library's learning resources with you by using these tools at home, at school, or on the go.

Enter the Online Learning Collection

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