Libraries open during coronavirus

You can visit our libraries to borrow books, use pre-bookable computers and pre-bookable WiFi sessions.

Find out what services are available and not available in our libraries.

Our open libraries

To check library opening times please visit the individual library pages.

Visiting a library

Before you visit, find out how we are keeping you and others safe by reading our social distancing guidelines.

Please do not visit one of our libraries unless you are using one of our available services. We cannot take any type of payment or applications for any bus passes.

Charges for items

No charges will be applied to items taken out before the lockdown. These items will be automatically renewed until 31 December 2020.

Charges for overdue items will be applied to books taken out via the Select and Collect service. We are offering extended loan periods of 6 weeks for up 6 items from this service.

Returning your items

Books that were taken out before lockdown will have extended loan periods for all customers until the end of 2020.

If you already know you will need further extensions after December, please email libraries@kent.gov.uk. Some of these changes may take time to implement so please bear with us while we work through them.

Books taken out via one of our Select and Collect libraries can be returned to any of our open libraries with drop boxes or return bins outside.

How to pay

If possible, please use our card payment machines.

If a card payment machine is not available at the counter, the charges can be paid using one of our self-service kiosks or online via your library account.

Cash payments can be made at our self-service kiosks.