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Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of Lexington Public Library's historic downtown locations! The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops. You can pause the track while you walk between stops.

This tour covers a walking distance of 1.1 miles. 

Please note: We prioritized the ease of the walk rather than the chronological order of the library locations.

The music clips used in this tour are from “Walking Barefoot on Grass” by Kai Engel, and are used with a CCBY license. It is available here.

Join us for a walking tour of Lexington Public Library's historic downtown locations! The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops.

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The Materials Selection Policy was initially adopted February 25, 1987 by the Lexington Public Library Board of Trustees and was revised March 24, 1993. The Materials Selection Policy was updated and renamed the Collection Development Policy which was approved by the Board on January 14, 2009. The Board of Trustees assumes full responsibility for all legal actions which may result from the implementation of any policies stated herein.

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Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s historic LGBTQ+ places. The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops. You can pause the track while you walk between stops.

This tour covers a walking distance of 1.6 miles.

Join us for a walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s historic LGBTQ+ places. The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops.

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All locations will be closed on Friday, November 22, for staff training.

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All locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for Easter.

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All locations will be closed on Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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All locations will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 31, and remain closed on Wednesday, January 1, for New Year's Day.

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All locations will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, for Christmas.

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All locations will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.

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All locations will be closed on Friday, July 4, for Independence Day.

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All locations will be closed on Thursday, June 19, for Juneteenth (Freedom Day).

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All locations will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day.

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All locations will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, and remain closed on Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.

Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of downtown Lexington's most notorious places! The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops. You can pause the track while you walk between stops.

Please Note: Some Listener's Discretion is advised.

This tour covers a walking distance of 1.43 miles.

The music clips used in this tour are from “Walking Barefoot on Grass” by Kai Engel, and are used with a CCBY license. It is available here.

Join us for a walking tour of downtown Lexington's most notorious places! The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops.

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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.