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You can request a "Bag of Books" to access our materials when you're unable to browse in person. Complete the form below, and we'll pull up to 10 items that match your specified interests. You can help us locate more items by keeping your requests general. Some examples of requests we can accommodate include:
- Cozy mysteries
- Vegan cookbooks
- Picture books about space
- Books on CD by James Patterson
- British TV series on DVD
Please note: While we will do our best, we may not be able to locate 10 items that match your request.
To use this service, you'll need a library card. Find out more here.
Need to request specific titles instead? Log into your account.
Library staff will contact you if they have questions about your request.
Requests are typically filled within 2-3 business days. You'll receive notification when materials are ready to pick up at the location of your choice. Need to change your notification method? Log into your account or give us a call at 859-231-5500.
Once ready, we'll hold your items for 7 days.
Questions? We're here to help! Ask us.
We are working to raise $5 million to build the library our community deserves — and we are over 80% of the way there! We need you to help us cross the finish line. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a lasting positive impact on our community.
Your donation will support the spaces and programs the new library will bring to the community. Gifts are tax deductible and can be made over a five-year pledge period.
Thank you for investing in your public library. We can’t wait to welcome you to our grand opening in 2024!
The Lexington Public Library’s Digital Archives provide open access to researchers and students to learn more about the rich history of Lexington and Fayette County. It contains a fraction of the Library’s physical holdings, which are housed and available for reference in the Kentucky Room at the Central Library. New material is being digitized and added constantly, so there's always something new to find.
The archives have a simple keyword search, 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.