Kent History and Library Centre

The Kent History & Library Centre is managed by Kent County Council Libraries, Registration & Archives. Our libraries & archives provide access to a wealth of quality resources and services. Whether you're looking for business information, IT, a place to meet people or a great story, we have something for you. The new centre is purpose built to protect and give people access to more of our archive material, and to provide a 21st century library in the heart of Kent. It houses around 14 kilometres of historic material relating to Kent dating back to 699 AD and is the place to come for anyone interested in local history. There is a community history area, archive search room, digital studio, free public internet access and wifi, and a large space for displays and events.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Sunday closed. Monday- Wednesday & Friday 9.00am- 6.00pm. Thursday 9.00am - 8pm

Admission charges

Admission Free

Kent History and Library Centre
James Whatman Way
ME14 1LQ



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