Lexington Public Library locations to remain closed until COVID-19 hazard passes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 28, 2020) – All Lexington Public Library locations will remain closed until officials deem it safe to reopen, the library said in a news release today. Customer and staff safety remain the Library’s top priority during this time.

Lexington Public Library serves a merged city-county jurisdiction of 300,000-plus people through a central library, 5 neighborhood branches, an Outreach department, and rapidly expanding virtual services.

“Our goal is to keep people safe by limiting any community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus,” said Executive Director Heather Dieffenbach. “Please visit us virtually on our website or social media pages for your entertainment and educational needs.”

The Library’s Virtual Branch will continue to operate during the closure. Customers can access collections of Ebooks, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, tutorials and other resources at www.lexpublib.org. Staff members are working remotely to digitally assist customers as needed. Please note that the response time may be slower than normal due to increased demand.

Late fees are suspended and due dates extended during the closure. Additionally, all materials on hold will remain on the shelf until the Library reopens.