Overview

In line with the latest government guidelines, you are no longer required to wear face coverings or observe social distancing in council-run facilities. However, we appreciate that you may wish to continue to wear face coverings when visiting for your own safety - and you are welcome to do so.

The government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

For your safety, we will be maintaining enhanced cleaning in all our facilities and will continue to provide hand sanitisers for your use when visiting.

You will still be able to sign into our buildings using the QR code for track and trace although this is no longer a legal requirement. 

View our COVID-19 pages.

Read libraries and community hubs COVID-19 guidance.

Loans, renewals and membership

Until further notice:

  • all loans and renewals will generally be issued for 3 weeks
  • you can renew loans up to 4 times
  • the system for borrowing books from partner libraries has been reduced.

Events

Events and group activities held at our libraries and archives centre will be returning throughout July and August.

Online services

You can use our 24-hour online services to:

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
  • Sunday: closed

Bank holidays

All Medway libraries are closed on bank holidays. 

Location
Chatham Library
Community Hub Chatham
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TX
Map
Contact details
Phone: 01634 337 799
Email: chatham.library@medway.gov.uk
Free Wifi
Yes
Bicycle Racks
Yes
Fax
Yes
Flatbed Scanner
Yes
Photocopier
Yes
Colour Printer
Yes
Parking (Free)
No
Parking (Paid)
Yes
Public Toilets
Yes
Study Room/Tables
Yes
Refreshment Area
Yes
Sure Start Centre
No
Out of hours meeting facility
No
Freephone for council services
Yes
Community hub
Yes
Art display space available
None
Meeting room for hire
No
Small local history collection
Yes
Upstairs Reading Space
No
Disabled access
Physical access
Disabled access parking spaces for blue badge holders
Level ground near entrance with no steps
Automatic doors
Mobile hearing loop
Guide dogs welcome
Self service machine in wheelchair accessible location
Disabled access toilet
Wheelchair accessible weighing scales
Audible fire alarm

Computers
Height adjustable computer desk
Accessibility software
Adaptive keyboard
Adaptive mouse
Monomouse

Resources
Audio books on CD
Books in large print
Quick reads