4800 Exeter Ave
Louisville, KY 40218
Mon: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There are accessible parking spots located outside the library's entrance. The branch is a single level and is wheelchair accessible.
Newburg is a community of businesses, homes, social and civic organizations, churches and schools, but the residents are its greatest asset. The dream of building a library in Newburg became a reality in August 2009. The Newburg Library is the first new public library to open in Louisville in 13 years and building this library has been a community effort. The Library Foundation has contributed a half-million dollars to Newburg, providing furniture, books and technology. In addition, Newburg residents and Friends groups from across Louisville have donated time, money, and books to open the doors of the library to the public. Read more about the history of the Newburg area.
The Newburg Library is for everyone. With more than 30 computers available for adults, teens, and children, a comfortable corner to sit quietly and read, and a versatile multi-purpose room, the library is ready to serve individuals and groups alike.
State-of-the-art computers, self-check out, lights that automatically adjust to save energy—these are just a sampling of the new technologies and eco-friendly features you'll find at the Newburg Library. You can quickly and easily check out your own materials, including multimedia items like books on CD and DVDs with self-service checkout. Also, from the self-service kiosk you can manage your library account and pay any fines or fees using a credit card. LEED Silver-certified.
Computers aren’t the only hi-tech features at Newburg. The building's advanced “green” technologies and eco-friendly architectural design have helped make the Newburg Library Metro government’s first LEED Silver-certified building. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built sustainably and with low environmental impact in mind.
The Library’s green features include geothermal heating and cooling, daylight harvesting interior lighting that adjusts depending on the amount of sunlight coming in from outside, and energy efficient windows. A high insulation white roof funnels rainwater directly into a native rain garden, filtering it naturally through the ground. And thanks to a Federal stimulus grant, the library now features solar and wind powered outdoor lighting and a new solar-powered roof. The outdoor lighting is programmed to complement the library’s hours of operation. The solar panels, installed on the existing roof, generate more than enough energy to power the library’s lighting systems.