Kent Libraries


Kent History and Library Centre, Libraries, Registration & Archives, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ

What we do

We offer a fantastic selection of books for all abilities, interests and ages – free to borrow, (fees may apply for late returns), audiobooks in a range of formats, including e-audiobooks and CDs, free wi-fi and library computers, with access to printing, free access to e-Books, e-Magazines and e-Newspapers through our website or via apps and many other free online resources for study and information, 24-hour help with questions, research or homework. Contact Ask a Kent Librarian on or call 03000 41 64 38. Our libraries are host to a wide range of activities and events for all – opportunities to meet new people and volunteering opportunities across the county – give something back to the community. We also provide a library card for people with disabilities and mental health problems to make it easier to use library services. For more information see our website