Using the library
Kent's libraries are more than just places to borrow books. You
will find a range of services including:
- DVDs and CDs for hire
- access to Kent's online
- the Internet and Microsoft software applications.
With over 2,102,751 books and 157,617 audio/visual items
available, you are bound to find something of interest.
Items we do not hold in stock or that are temporarily
unavailable can be reserved for a small charge at your
nearest library or online.
Already a member?
Log into your library account
Please note: To maintain accurate records, you
will be asked to confirm your details or re-register every 2
Remember to let a member of staff know of any changes when
you visit a library or modify your account details online.
Become a Kent library user
nearest library or
register online to join for free. You need to bring
proof of address with you to register.
If proof of address is not provided, an temporary instant ticket
will let you borrow up to 3 items until proof of address is
Adults and children may generally borrow up to 30 items
including 12 DVDs or CDs. We make a charge for the hire of
Your library card
One library card and PIN number is issued per
person. Do not share your card or PIN with other users.
You can borrow from and return items to any computerised library
You can also:
- view your details online
- renew and reserve items
- book and use library computers
- access the WIFI
- access ebooks / eaudio books and online resources remotely
- use the mobile app.
If you have forgotten your PIN, you can request
it online or by telephone. This information will only be
given to the cardholder (the parent or carer in the case of a
Only people who live, study or work in Kent can access our
online resources and eBooks/ eAudiobooks remotely.
If you join online or via our mobile app, you will need to
confirm your registration in a library, by providing
the correct proof.
Using your library
Library customers can use their existing Kent library cards
to borrow and return books at more than 200 libraries
across the South East.
To find out which libraries are included in this find out more
in the frequently