Preserving Racing's Rich History
Established in 1939, the Keeneland Library is a public research/reference library that is one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. For its contributions to the Thoroughbred industry, the Library received the 2002 Special Eclipse Award. The Library houses nearly 30,000 books, approximately 1 million photographic negatives and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles about all aspects of the equine industry.
The Keeneland Library is free and open to the public.
The Keeneland Library is a reference-only, non-circulating library that offers wireless Internet, work and study spaces and public-access computers.
The Keeneland Library is open year-round to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Library is closed on federal holidays.
4201 Versailles Rd.
Lexington, KY 40510
Phone: 859 280-4761
Fax: 859 288-4191
The online catalog is an index of the books, journals and special collections held in the Keeneland Library. While you are in the Library, you can consult the catalog via the public access computers to locate materials in the building. If you are a remote researcher, you can explore the collections before making a trip to the Library. Search by title, author, subject or keyword to prepare a list of materials to consult.
While the online catalog is designed as an index to collections, it can often point you to full-text, online versions of books and journals.