Rainham Library | Medway Council
Overview

Reduced services

Our libraries and community hubs are open for the following services:

  • browse and borrow our books
  • return books
  • use our click and collect service for caddy liners, dog waste bags, radar keys and electricity cards
  • use our click and collect book selection service
  • use our reservations services
  • collect recycling bags
  • use our public computers for a limited time. 

You can apply for daily visitor parking vouchers for collection or postage online or by phoning 01634 332 266.

The mobile library is closed.

Read libraries and hubs COVID-19 guidance

Loans, renewals and membership

Until further notice:

  • all loans and renewals will be issued for 3 weeks
  • you can renew loans up to 4 times
  • any overdue charges and fines will be waived
  • the system for borrowing books from partner libraries has been suspended
  • library cards due to expire will automatically be renewed for another year

Events

Events and group activities held at our libraries and archives centre will remain cancelled until further notice.

Online services

You can use our 24-hour online services to:

Social distancing

When visiting our venues please follow government social distancing guidelines. This includes wearing a face covering unless you are exempt. 

View the coronavirus pages to keep up to date with all service updates, closures and cancellations.

Find out more about Medway libraries

Opening hours
  • Monday - 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.15pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.15pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.15pm
  • Friday - 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.15pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Sunday - closed

Bank holidays

All Medway libraries are closed on bank holidays. 

Location
Birling Avenue
Rainham
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 7LR
Map
Contact details
Phone: 01634 337 799
Email: rainham.library@medway.gov.uk
Free Wifi
Yes
Bicycle Racks
Yes
Fax
No
Flatbed Scanner
Yes
Photocopier
Yes
Colour Printer
Yes
Parking (Free)
No
Parking (Paid)
Yes
Public Toilets
No
Study Room/Tables
No
Refreshment Area
No
Sure Start Centre
No
Out of hours meeting facility
No
Freephone for council services
No
Community hub
No
Art display space available
Yes, in the foyer in a locked cabinet suitable for artwork and 3D items.

183cm x 167cm
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
Handrail by entrance
Wheelchair ramp
Automatic doors
Accessible toilet - No
Guide dogs welcome
Stairs and steps marked with a contrasting colour
Audible fire alarm

Computers
Height adjustable computer desk
Accessibility software
Adaptive keyboard
Adaptive mouse

Resources
Audio books on CD
Books in large print
Quick reads