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The Kentucky Images collection contains postcards, photographs and slides of people, architecture, and locations in Kentucky and Appalachia.
All Library locations will be closed on Easter.
All Library locations will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
All Library locations will be closed on New Year's Day.
All Library locations will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
All Library locations will be closed on Labor Day.
All Library locations will be closed on Independence Day.
All Library locations will be closed on Juneteenth (Freedom Day).
All Library locations will be closed on Memorial Day.
All library locations will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, and remain closed on Thursday, November 28.
These tours are guided audio walking tours with a variety of topics focused on Downtown Lexington, KY. Music will play in between each stop, and the listener can pause the track while walking between 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.