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Kent History and Library Centre (Maidstone Library)


The Kent History and Library Centre is free to join and offers a wide range of services - from free access to books, computers, internet and information to the hire of music, audio books and films.

The Centre is open for bookshelf browsing from 9am daily except Monday (customer support is available from 10am). Pre-booked computer and WiFi sessions start at 10am.

The building also houses Kent's archives and local history collection, which is available for pre-booked appointments between Tuesday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

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Facilities:

  • Public Wi-Fi
  • A4 black and white and colour printer (Wi-Fi printing unavailable)
  • A3 and A4 black and white photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Bookable computers
  • Bookable microform readers and printers in Kent Archives search room
  • Out-of-hours returns - book drop box available
  • Meeting space hire (please email us)

Accessibility:

  • Disabled access
  • Portable hearing loop
  • Designated parking for blue badge holders at the front of the building
  • Accessible toilets with baby change facilities

Parking:

Activities:

  • Meet and Practise English on Monday 10:30am to midday
  • Baby Rhyme Time on Friday 11am - 11:30am
  • Storytime and Craft on Saturday 10:30am - 11:30am
  • IT Buddy help available; please book with library
  • Find a reading group
  • Search other library activities and events on the local Kent directory

Services:

  • Bus pass applications (except companion passes)
  • Registration of births and deaths daily by appointment - private room available
  • Find a reading group
  • For out of hours enquiries, please use our 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 4825

Who to contact

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

Where to go

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

When is it on?

Session Information
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Other Details

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