Our libraries and community hubs are open. 

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're 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'll be maintaining enhanced cleaning in all our facilities and will continue to provide hand sanitisers for your use when visiting.

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

More COVID-19 updates.

Using public computers in our libraries

All computers in our libraries are available to use.

Library 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.

Loans, renewals and membership

The system for borrowing books from partner libraries has been reduced.

You can manage your libraries account online where you can also borrow eBooksaudiobooks, magazines, newspapers and comics.


Events and activities are returning to our libraries. Visit your local library to find out what groups are available.

Find a library

View opening hours for community hubs and libraries on find a library.

Medway Archives Centre

You need to make an appointment to view original archive material and use microfilm or fiche readers at Medway Archives Centre. We are now accepting drop-in visits for published materials and photographs as long as there is space in the search room.