The Lexington Public Library offers Interlibrary Loan Services to its cardholders to borrow books and magazine articles we do not own and cannot purchase. You must create an Interlibrary Loan Account to place Interlibrary loan requests. There is a limit of 4 simultaneous requests per library card. To create an account, click on First Time Users Click Here link below.

Once you have placed your request, you can check its status; ask for an extension of the loan period (renewal), and print articles we have obtained from other libraries for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Items we cannot borrow include:

  • Titles Already In Our Catalog
    Please check the library catalog first.

  • Current Titles
    We cannot borrow anything less than 1 year old.

    Please suggest an item for our collection if you would like us to consider acquiring an item.

  • AV Materials
    includes DVDs, VHSs, Books on CD, Books on Cassette and music

  • Audiobooks & Electronic Books

  • Items from outside the United States.

First Time Users Click Here

If this is the first time you have used our new interlibrary loan system you will need to register.
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Please check our Library Catalog to make sure we do not already have the item you are looking for before you place an ILL Request.

Important Copyright Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.