Lexington's Special Collections
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Edwin B. Worthen Collection
The Worthen Collection is being migrated to a new digital platform and will be unavailable until October. Please see the Reference Staff if you have questions.
Fred S. Piper Collection
The collection of books by and about Henry David Thoreau was donated to Cary Library in 1961 by Dr. Piper (1867-1962), a Lexington resident, physician, and Thoreau enthusiast.
Cary Library Art Collection
Cary Library is proud to house and display a permanent collection of art – portraits, landscapes, plaques and objects – associated with the Town of Lexington and the library itself.
Lexington Authors Collection
This is an ongoing collection of over 1,500 items created by more than 500 Lexington scientists, scholars, historians, economists, poets, artists, health experts, linguists, educators, comedians, computer specialists, writers, journalists, psychologists, Pulitzer and Nobel prize winners – and more.