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Strood Library, 32 Bryant Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 3EP

strood.library@medway.gov.uk

01634 337799

Opening times

  • Monday, 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 6pm
  • Friday, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 5pm

How to find Strood Library.

Library facilities includePhoto of Strood Library interior

  • accessibility at Strood Library and library services for people with disabilities
  • art gallery
  • car park (10 spaces - free of charge)
  • community hall for hire
  • fax 01634 297919
  • flat-bed scanner
  • payment by credit and debit card 
  • payment by cash (up to £20 per transaction)
  • photocopier - colour
  • public access computers (free if charge)
  • public toilets
  • XBox for public use

Additional services

We also supply recycling bags, caddy bags and dog poop bags. And you can purchase daily visitor parking vouchers, memory sticks and earbud headphones.

Library stock includes

  • accessible reading
  • books
  • console games (DS, PS3, Wii and XBox 360);
  • energy meters
  • films on DVDs and Blu-ray
  • graphic novels
  • jigsaws
  • language courses on CD
  • local history books
  • Replica of the Newcomb War Diary 1939-1945 - commissioned by the Chatham Historical Society  for the benefit of the people of Medway and dedicated to "The Newcomb and Paine families, and the people of Medway, (Service personnel and civilians) who lived through the events described in the diary.  The diary is on display next to the main issue counter at Strood Library.

Regular events at Strood Library

  • Anchor support (support for people with learning difficulties in residential settings and supported living schemes) - third Friday of the month, 10am to 3pm 
  • Baby bounce and rhyme - Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30am to 11am
  • Chatterbooks - Saturday (fortnightly), 3pm to 4pm
  • Craft club - first and third Monday of the month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Country dancing - (Sessions run by University of the Third Age) - fortnightly on a Tuesday, 3pm to 4.30pm
  • Homework club - Friday (term time only), 3.30pm to 5.30pm  
  • Lego Club - Wednesday and Friday, 3pm to 5pm (Drop in and play)
  • Medway health walks - Tuesday, 9.45am for 10am start
  • Medway lace makers (£3.50 per session) - second Friday of the month, 10am to 2pm
  • Medway Music Experience - First Thursday of the month, 2-3.30pm
  • New to computers - Arranged on request 
  • Poetry readers' group - first Monday of the month, 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Pop in and play - Saturday, 9am to 12noon
  • Readers' group - third Monday of the month, 7pm, and second Wednesday of the month, 10.30am
  • Stop smoking group - Monday 5.30pm to 7pm and Wednesday 12.30pm to 2pm
  • Teatime Storytime - Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm term time, and 2pm to 3pm school holidays only
  • Toddler shake and boogie - (booking essential one week in advance) Monday, 10am and 11am; and Friday, 10am 
  • West Kent Lifeways - Monday, 10am to 1pm

Special events at Medway libraries

Making the most of your library

Last year Strood Library had 145,594 visitors. They borrowed 140,536 books and films and used 12,999 hours of computer time.

If you have a suggestion you feel would improve this library, we would like to hear from you.