Find out details of our
location and opening times.
Canterbury library re-opened in
September 2012 as part of the Beaney, House of Art
& Knowledge, which also contains Canterbury City
Council's Art Gallery and Museum.
The library is of a modern design, covering two floors and
offering a range of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and large
print as well as talking books and other resources for loan.
It also holds a comprehensive collection of local history
material covering the City and its environs, including street
directories, maps, local newspapers back to the 18th century,
census returns, and over 10000 photographs.
There are 22 computers available for email, internet and word
processing along with Wi-Fi.
There is a Community Room available for hire and a café for
The registration of births and deaths takes place within
separate rooms on the mezzanine level of the library and is by
Fun activities and trails are available throughout the building
for families and there is a full programme of events and workshops
linked to the changing exhibitions and aimed at all ages.