Whitstable Library

From 12 April, Whitstable Library will open for bookshelf browsing, pre-booked computer and WiFi sessions. Meanwhile, we will continue to offer appointments for Select and Collect and reservation pickups, as well as PC and WiFi use. Please place your order from the Select and Collect page and a member of staff will contact you to arrange a suitable pick up date and time.

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

Any items on loan before the first lock-down have been extended until 31 May 2021. There are no fines when the library is closed.

  • Address:
  • Oxford Street
  • Whitstable
  • Kent
  • CT5 1DB
03000 41 31 31
01227 771812
Opening Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm


Disabled access
Saturday, some evening opening
Internet computers
Online catalogue
Childrens library
Local studies collection
No exhibition space

Other Information

  • Public wi fi
  • B&W and colour printer
  • A3 & A4 B&W photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Portable hearing loop
  • Microform reader with A3 & A4 printing
  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Talk Time on Monday 11am - 11:45am
  • Baby Rhyme Time on Tuesday 11am - 11:30am
  • Craft and Chat fortnightly on Friday 1pm - 3 pm
  • Storytime on Friday 11am - 11:30am
  • IT Buddy available daily except on Thursday (please book with library)
  • Family History IT Buddy available on Thursday 10am - midday


Level access. Automatic doors.

Public computers are switched off 10 minutes before the library closes.


No parking nearby, although public car parks in the town.

Other information

Out of hours returns via dropbox at any time

Registration of births and deaths on Friday by appointment - private room available

Search library activities and events on the local Kent directory

To find a reading group in your area, search our reading groups listing

For out of hours enquiries, please contact 24/7 Ask a Kent Librarian

Lecture theatre for hire, please contact library

UK Online Centre ID 5216