Rochester Community Hub | 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: 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.15pm
  • 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
Rochester Community Hub
Eastgate
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1EW
Map
Contact details
Phone: 01634 337 799
Email: rochester.library@medway.gov.uk
Free Wifi
Yes
Bicycle Racks
No
Fax
Yes
Flatbed Scanner
Yes
Photocopier
Yes
Colour Printer
Yes
Parking (Free)
No
Parking (Paid)
No
Public Toilets
Yes
Study Room/Tables
Yes
Refreshment Area
No
Sure Start Centre
No
Out of hours meeting facility
No
Freephone for council services
No
Community hub
Yes
Art display space available
One wall space:
11.58m x 1.06m

Four shelves:
183cm x 45 cm x 45cm each
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
Hearing loop
Guide dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible shelves
Accessible toilet
Self service machine in wheelchair accessible location
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