Canterbury Library

Canterbury Library will be upgrading the self service kiosks on Wednesday 14 October. We regret the library will be closed to the public on that day. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Canterbury Library is open for bookshelf browsing and borrowing.

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

  • Address:
  • 18 High Street
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT1 2RA
03000 41 31 31
Canterbury Library
Opening Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
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
  • A4 B&W and colour printer
  • A3 & A4 B&W photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Microform reader with A3 & A4 B&W printing
  • Fax
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Audio books
  • Talk Time on Tuesday 10am - midday
  • Reading Group meets monthly on first Tuesday 2pm - 3pm
  • Baby Rhyme Time on Thursday 10:15am - 10:45am and 11:15am - 11:45am
  • CoderDojo fortnightly on Thursday (term-time) 4pm - 5:30pm
  • Storytime on Saturday 3pm - 3:30pm
  • IT Buddy, including Family History help, at various times daily (please check with library)


Accessible toilets with baby-changing facilities on each level.

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


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

Other information

Out of hours returns via dropbox in Visitor Information Centre 10am - 4pm on Sundays only

Bus pass applications

Registration of births and deaths daily 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

Meeting rooms for hire, please contact library

UK Online Centre ID 4485