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Library meeting rooms are available for non-profit, for profit, study groups, and community organizations seeking to hold free meetings, trainings, and workshops. The meeting rooms may not be used for direct sales, solicitation, non-library fundraisers, social or celebratory events.  All activities held in the Lexington Public Library meeting rooms must comply with the Lexington Public Library’s Customer Responsibilies Procedure, Meeting Room Regulations, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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The Library’s mission to “connect people, inspire ideas, and transform lives” is achieved in part by the willingness of its customers to respect one another and coexist in library spaces.  Physical and virtual library spaces are designed to be used for multiple purposes and are intended to be used by a diverse community of customers.  Public library spaces are precious community assets that rely on the stewardship, mutual support, and goodwill of all.

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The Lexington Public Library allows access to its records, pursuant to KRS 61.870 to 61.884.

Exceptions (per KRS 61.878)
All public records are open for inspection with the exception of:

  1. Records containing information of a personal nature where a public disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
  2. Records confidentially disclosed to or required by an agency generally recognized as confidential or proprietary which, if openly disclosed, would permit an unfair commercial advantage to competitors;
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Board of Trustees Statement

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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