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What can I expect when I visit the library?

Many aspects of library operations have changed in order to keep our customers, staff, and community safe.  This video and FAQ are provided to help you understand what to expect when you visit our buildings.  It is not intended to be a comprehensive list.  We appreciate your patience, support, and cooperation as we continue serving you to the best of our ability.
 

 

When can I enter the library?
Open locations and operating hours may change as conditons in Fayette County fluctuate.  When locations are closed to the public, curbside service may be available.  Please check lexpublib.org for the latest information before your visit.

Do I need to wear a mask to enter the library?
Anyone over the age of 5 is required to wear a mask during your library visit.  Masks will be provided at the entrance for customers who need them.

Will I need to wait in line to enter the library?
You may need to wait to enter depending on how many people are already inside the building.  Capacity is reduced in accordance with Kentucky’s Healthy at Work guidelines.  Library staff will be monitoring occupancy at the entrance and may ask you to wait before entering.

How long can I stay inside the library?
In order to provide access to as many customers as possible, please limit your visit to an hour or less.

Where can I return library materials?
Returns are being accepted at all locations via the designated return slots.  Please do not give your returns to a staff member.  Returns will be quarantined for 72 hours and may take up to a week to disappear from your account.  No fines or fees will be charged.