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Dover Library

Dover Library is located at the Dover Gateway at 69-71 Castle Street, CT16 1PD. 

The Dover Discovery Centre is closed until December 2024 for major improvement works. Dover Library, along with other services within the building has been temporarily relocated.

For more information, please read the news release

Our libraries are free to join and offer a wide range of services - from free access to books, computers, the internet and information to the hire of music, audio books and films.

If you already have a library account with us, log in to your library account to browse and borrow new items.

For up to date information please visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


  • Free bookable public computers and Wi-Fi (shut down 15 minutes before closing time)
  • A4 B&W and colour printer
  • A3 & A4 B&W and colour photocopier
  • Portable hearing loop
  • Microform reader printer
  • Scanner        

Library activities

  • Playground creative play on Monday 10:30am - 11:15am (booking essential: please contact library)
  • Dover Library Creative Writing Group meets monthly on first Tuesday 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Baby Rhyme Time on Wednesday 10:30am starting on 17 April
  • Scrabble Club on Thursday midday - 1 pm
  • Family Playground creative play for families and under 5s on selected Saturdays, 10:30am – 11:15am (booking essential: please contact library)
  • Lego Club on alternate Saturdays 10:30 am – midday 
  • Saturday Children's Craft Club monthly on last Saturday 11am - 12:30pm
  • Saturday Reading Group meets monthly on second Saturday, 2pm
  • Homework help from 3:30pm (term time)
  • IT Buddy available, as well as Family History and Local Studies Help; please book with library
  • Find a reading group
  • Search other library activities and events on the local Kent directory


  • Toilet facilities. Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome


  • Pay & Display car parks at Albany Place and Stembrook. Designated bays for Blue Badge holders on Queen Street

Other information

  • We process ENTCS bus pass applications
  • Registration of births by appointment on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - private room available
  • For out of hours enquiries, contact 24/7 Ask a Kent Librarian service which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Meeting space for hire, please email library
  • UK Online Centre ID 4590

Who to contact

03000 41 31 31
Fax: 01304 225914
Kent Libraries

Where to go

Dover Library
Dover Gateway
69-71 Castle Street
CT16 1PD

When is it on?

Session Information
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 5:30pm
Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday and bank holidays: closed


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