Libraries and Archives


Libraries and Archives


High impact

Following the recent government announcement which placed Kent into Tier 4, we will continue to operate as we have during lockdown. This means that we will not reopen the Archive Search Room but our enquiry service will continue as normal.

Find out more about our Kent Archives service.

Home Library Service

Low impact

The Home Library Service is continuing during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are an existing home library service member, we will be contacting you directly to offer our voluntary befriending service. This would involve the opportunity of a call on a weekly or two weekly basis to chat to a member of our friendly volunteering team and staff.

Find out more about other befriending services if you are feeling lonely during this time.


Medium impact

Many of our libraries are offering a Select and Collect book borrowing service.

Find out more about our libraries and the services available during COVID-19.

Remember that our digital collections are always available. These include reference resources as well as free e-books, e-audio books, a vast range of the latest e-magazines and daily e-newspapers. These can be accessed via our libraries pages.

The Ask a Kent Librarian Service will remain available on 03000 41 64 38, email or via 24/7 chat online.

You can now create a free temporary 3-month membership online, without leaving your home. This enables you to download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and eNewspapers.

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