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Canterbury Library

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.

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  • Free bookable public computers and Wi-Fi (shut down 15 minutes before closing time)
  • A4 B&W and colour printer
  • A3 & A4 B&W photocopier
  • Microform reader with A3 & A4 B&W printing
  • Scanner
  • Local history collection
  • Out of hours returns via dropbox in Visitor Information Centre 11am - 4pm on Sundays only


Accessible toilets with baby-changing facilities on each level, located on:

  • Ground floor - café 
  • Mezzanine floor – off Local Studies area (toilets closing times as for café)
  • First floor – Colour and Camouflage Gallery (toilets close 5pm and all day on Monday when the gallery is closed)
  • There is lift access to all floors


  • Car parks very close by including Pound Lane public car park

Library activities

  • Talk Time on Tuesday 10am - midday
  • Reading Group meets monthly on third Monday 2:30pm - 4pm
  • Canterbury Library Midweek Readers meets monthly on first Wednesday 11am starting 5 April 
  • Baby Rhyme Time on Thursday 10:15am and 11:15am
  • Wise Words for Wellbeing Group on Friday 2pm - 4pm
  • Storytime on Saturday 3pm - 3:30pm TBC
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Book Club meets monthly on first Saturday 11am - midday
  • Children's reading group (9 to 12 years) meets monthly on first Saturday 2pm - 3pm. Please email to book
  • IT Buddy, including Family History help, at various times daily (please check with library) 
  • Find a reading group
  • Search other library activities and events on the local Kent directory

Other information

Who to contact

03000 41 31 31
Kent Libraries

Where to go

Canterbury Library
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
18 High Street

When is it on?

Session Information
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm


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