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.
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 place an online request for purchase on our Library New Media or Book Request Form
includes DVDs, VHSs, Books on CD, Books on Cassette and music
- Audiobooks & Electronic Books
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
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
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.
Frequently Asked Questions