Three-year strategy for Kent’s libraries

Kent residents have their chance to comment on a draft three-year strategy for the county’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service during a 10-week public consultation which opened on Wednesday (21 November). All of Kent’s libraries will continue to be maintained, although many could have their opening hours changed according to plans announced by the council.…

Get connected to free Wi-Fi in all Kent libraries

Visitors to any of Kent’s 99 libraries can now get online with free Wi-Fi. It has been made possible after Kent County Council secured full funding from Arts Council England to complete the roll-out of free Wi-Fi across all library buildings in the county. Of the 99 libraries in Kent, 33 already provide free Wi-Fi.…

Kent Libraries abolish reservation fees

Using Kent Libraries to borrow books, CDs and DVDs will get even better from April when the reservation fee is removed. Customers are currently charged a 35p fee if they order and reserve any item stocked within the county, but that service will be provided free of charge from 1 April. Cabinet Member for Community…

Consultation on charitable trust for Kent libraries is launched

An extensive 12-week public consultation on KCC’s plans to modernise its Libraries, Registration and Archives service by the creation of a charitable trust begins on Monday (12 January). KCC is committed to maintaining and protecting its popular library service, but the council faces much-publicised financial challenges which have led to a review of all its…