Maidstone Library

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

Kent Archives Search Room is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm for pre-booked appointments.

We are slowly reintroducing events and activities at some of our libraries where possible. Please contact the library for details.

Not a member of the library yet? Join online.

  • Address:
  • Kent History And Library Centre
  • James Whatman Way
  • Maidstone
  • Kent
  • ME14 1LQ
03000 41 31 31
Maidstone Library
Opening Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm


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

Other Information

The building houses Kent's archives and local history collection together with a 21st century library.

  • Public wi fi
  • A4 B&W and colour printer
  • A3 & A4 B&W photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Bookable microform readers and printers in Kent Archives search room
  • DVDs
  • Portable hearing loop

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


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

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

Nearest train station: Maidstone East

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 park are at Maidstone East railway station and Fremlin Walk. There is also plenty of cycle parking at the front of the building.


See 'Access'.

Other information

Out-of-hours returns - book drop box available.

Currently suspended - Accessible toilet with baby changing facility.

Registration of births and deaths daily - private room available

Currently suspended - Bus passes issued and renewed (except companion ones)

Search library activities and events on the local Kent directory

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

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

Currently suspended - Meeting rooms for hire, please contact library

UK Online Centre ID 4825