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Gillingham Library is housed in the Community Hub Gillingham, High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BG.


01634 337799

Opening hours

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


How to find Gillingham Library.

Library facilities include

  • accessibility at Community Hub Gillingham and library services for people with disabilities
  • fax (01634 283805) - temporarily unavailable
  • flat-bed scanner
  • freephone for council services
  • Medway Council Contact Point
  • payment by credit and debit card
  • payment by cash (up to £20 per transaction) 
  • photocopiers - colour
  • public access computers (free of charge)
  • public car parking is just a minute's walk away (local charges apply)
  • quiet study room
  • Wi-Fi with free access

Additional services

We supply recycling bags and dog poop bags. You can purchase daily visitor parking vouchers, caddy bags and USB memory sticks.  Please be aware that daily visitor parking vouchers, caddy bags and USB memory sticks are not available after 6pm on Monday to Friday.

Help with council services

Community Hub Gillingham also offers information and support on a range of additional council services, such as Blue Badge collections, recycling, and schools.

Library stock includes

Regular events at Gillingham Library

  • Baby bounce and rhyme - Wednesday and Friday, 10.45 to 11.15am
  • Childminders group - Thursday, 10 to 11.30am
  • Children's craft sessions - First Saturday of the month, 10.30am drop in session, suitable for ages 3+
  • Conversation café - Monday, 4 to 5pm 
  • Crime/thriller Readers' group - third Thursday of the month, 10.30am
  • Councillor surgery with Adam Price (Gillingham North) - fourth Saturday of the month, 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Family history support group - First Monday of the month, 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Great Lines Stroll - A gentle walk for approximately 30 minutes, meets every Wednesday at 9.45 for a 10am start 
  • Hi Kent. Hearing aid maintenance clinic, drop-in session every two months on the third Thursday of the month 10 - 11.30am 
  • Job club - ask staff for more details
  • New to computers - Arranged on request
  • Pop in and play - Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm
  • Readers' group - Second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am
  • Storytime - Monday, 4 to 4.30pm  
  • Teen readers' group - Fortnightly on Saturday, 2 to 3pm (starting 18 March 2017)
  • Toddler shake and boogie - Tuesday, 10.45 to 11.15am
  • West Kent Lifeways - By appointment

Special events at Medway libraries

Making the most of your library

Last year Gillingham Library had 201,065 visitors.  They borrowed 142,870 books and films and used 24,551 hours of computer time.

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