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Find out more about libraries in Medway
Renew a book, DVD, music or audiobook
Look for and download an eBook or eAudiobook
Look for and reserve a book, DVD, music or audiobook
Online access for 28 days before you collect your library card in person
Includes reference works like newspapers, magazines and family history databases
is free to join a library. Find out how to get
started or if you have a Medway library account log in to
it online here.
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Medway Libraries offer
events for all ages from parents and babies to social groups
for older people.
It is free to borrow books for up to three weeks at a time but
charges apply to some services.
Change to library opening times
From Monday, 24 April 2017 the libraries in Chatham,
Gillingham, Strood and Rochester will all close at 6pm
Monday to Friday.
Thomas Aveling Library Consultation
We are consulting on the future of Thomas Aveling Community
Read the consultation
documents for further information and to give your views
The consultation runs from the Friday, 21
April until 5pm on Thursday 15 June 2017.
Love to read
Do you love to read?
Find out what to read next or where to meet and discuss books
with other readers.
catalogue or check out this week's fiction
Children and young people
Every Medway library has areas for children and young people including books,
activities and more. Use these pages
to discover what your local library can offer
for children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and early
Computers and online resources
resources are available free; some from the comfort of
your own home. Great for general interest, homework and study.
Films and TV series
Discover the latest films and TV
Series, recent price reductions and our sound and vision loyalty
Specialist library services
Information for people with health
conditions and carers
including details about reading groups, dyslexia friendly
books, the home library service, services for the hard of hearing, postal
service for the blind and partially sighted and open
access resources for care homes and certain community
our healthy living page to see how we can help
you enjoy a healthier life.
Information about health walks, specialist book collections for
good mental and physical health and more.
If you are a writer, an actor, a poet, a musician, a blogger, a
games maker, a photographer, a dancer, a film maker, someone who
works with traditional and modern crafts or something else
entirely, visit Creative Medway to find out how Medway can help
you reach your creative goals or to join one of our craft
Jobseeking and business support
A range of resources for jobseekers.
Are you interested in starting your own business?
Links to external business and jobseeker
information can be found in library links.
Are you researching local or family history?
Discover Medway's truly amazing history at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
For anyone interested in researching the history, geography and
people of Medway.
The centre houses special collections on Charles Dickens,
Chatham Dockyard and Medway’s rich naval history.
Discover volunteering opportunities with Medway Libraries
including the Home Library Service and Friends of Medway
Performance and Policies
View our current performance.