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What should I read next?Piggy bank on pile of books

Our experienced staff are always happy to recommend new books or authors to suit your tastes.

Select the type of book you are interested in to find out more

Fiction - Non-fiction - Young adult fiction - Children's fiction

If you don't have time to browse for books try the "personal shopper" service, Books-to-go

Get involved

Discuss books with other readers at a reader's group.

We welcome suggestions for books to add to our stock. Contact any Medway library with suggestions.

If you are a local writer and are interested in having your book published on this site or you would like to read something written by a local writer, visit the Writing Medway page.

Special interest


Rainbow flag LGBTInformation about books, films and sources of information with a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, intersex, transgender or questioning theme, can be found on the libraries' LGBTQ page.



Quick reads

Quick reads logoQuick reads are short, sharp shots of entertainment. Books written by bestselling writers and celebrities, perfect if you don't have the time to read a full novel or want to brush up on your reading skills. They're a great choice for the Reading Ahead challenge.

Community languages

Spanish language teacher pointing at the chalkboardBooks in languages other than English are on the shelves at Chatham Community Hub, Gillingham Library, Rochester Community Hub and Strood Library, these can be reserved and delivered to any library in Medway.

For more information about books in other languages, please visit the community languages page.

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Download our stock strategy (pdf 150KB) 

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Discover how to donate books to Medway Libraries and Archives.