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Kent History and Library Centre

Kent History and Library Centre is open for Select and Collect as well as pre-bookable 1-hour PC and WiFi sessions.



We regret all of our library events and activities including Storytime, Talk Time, Rhyme Time, and groups are suspended until further notice.


Kent Archives searchroom is closed during the lockdown.



The building houses Kent's archives and local history collection together with a 21st century library. The Kent History and Library Centre is free to join and offer a wide range of services - from free access to books, computers, internet and information to the hire of music, audio books and films. 

Who to contact

Telephone
03000 41 31 31
E-mail
historyandlibrarycentre@kent.gov.uk
Website
Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives

Where to go

Address
Kent History & Library Centre
James Whatman Way
Maidstone
Kent
Postcode
ME14 1LQ

When is it on?

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

Other Details

Total vacancies
0
Notes

Access

Accessible toilets with baby-changing facility.

Getting here

Directions: The Centre is on the A229, on the 2nd roundabout between junction 6 of the M20 and Maidstone town centre(see map above).

Public transport: Bus routes 101, 150 and 155 stop on the side of the building.

Parking: Free designated parking for Blue Badge holders at the front of the building.
27 Pay & Display spaces by the riverside near the library on James Whatman Way (for fees check the Maidstone Borough Council car parks webpage). Nearest long term car parks are at Maidstone East railway station and Fremlin Walk's. There is also plenty of cycle parking at the front of the building.

Facilities

  • Public wi fi and computers (shuts down 15 minutes before closing)
  • A4 B&W and colour printer
  • A3 & A4 B&W photocopier
  • Scanner
  • A3 & A4 Microform readers and printer
  • Fax
  • DVDs

Other Information

  • No out-of-hours book returns facility.
  • Full toilet facility for disabled users
  • Registration of births and deaths daily by appointment - private room available
  • Bus passes issued and renewed (except companion ones)
  • Kent Connected smartcards issued and topped up Monday to Saturday, except Thursday.
  • Search reading groups and other library activities and events search the local Kent directory.
  • IT Buddy computer help available - please contact library to book
  • For out-of-hours enquiries, please contact 24/7 Ask a Kent Librarian service.

Age Range
Suitable for all ages

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