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Photo of Chatham Library exteriorChatham Library is housed in the Community Hub Chatham, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TX.


01634 337799

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 6pm
  • Friday, 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 5pm


How to find Chatham Library

Library facilities includePhoto of Chatham Library fiction section

  • accessibility at Community Hub Chatham and library services for people with disabilities
  • bicycle rack
  • fax (01634 337800)
  • flat-bed scanner
  • payment by credit and debit card
  • payment by cash (up to £20 per transaction)
  • photocopier - colour
  • public access computers (free of charge)
  • public toilets
  • refreshment area
  • study tables  
  • Wi-Fi with free access  

Additional services

We also supply recycling bags and dog poop bags. You you can purchase daily visitor parking vouchers, caddy bags and USB memory sticks.  Please be aware that daily visitor parking vouchers, caddy bags and USB memory sticks are not available after 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Help with council services

Community Hub Chatham also offers information and support on a range of additional council services, such as Blue Badge collections, recycling, and schools.

Library stock includes

  • accessible reading 
  • books
  • energy meters
  • film on DVD
  • graphic novels
  • language courses on CD
  • local history books
  • Tottenham Hotspur Opus, a stunning piece of Spurs memorabilia featuring exclusive interviews, signatures and a rich array of rare or previously unpublished archive photos sourced from agencies and private collections from around the world. The Opus was donated to Medway Libraries by Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford and is on display in the non-fiction area of Chatham Library.

Regular events at Chatham Library

  • Baby bounce and rhyme - Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.30am to 11am
  • Baby and toddler group for teenage Mums - Fortnightly, Fridays, 11am-12noon
  • Craft session for under 10s - last Saturday of the month, 2.30 to 3.30pm 
  • Dementia café - second Thursday of the month, 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • ESOL course (learn English as a second language) - Wednesday (term-time only), 6.30pm
  • Gentlemen's social group - every Wednesday, 10am to 12noon
  • Hard of hearing (HoH) readers group - first Wednesday of the month, 2pm
  • Hi Kent Hearing aid maintenance clinic - Advice and support for those wearing hearing aids, every two months on a Monday, 10 to 11am
  • Job club - ask staff for more details.
  • Knit n natter - every Tuesday, 10am to 12noon
  • Knit n natter - every Thursday, 2pm to 4pm.
  • National Careers Service for adults 19+ - fortnightly, Thursdays, 1 to 5pm
  • New to computers - Arranged on request 
  • Pregnancy smoking cessation one to one clinic - Monday, 1pm to 3pm
  • Readers' group - third Thursday of the month, 10.30am
  • Stop smoking group - Thursday, 5.30pm to 6.45pm and Saturday, 11am to 12.30pm 
  • Teen readers' group - Last Saturday of the month, 1 to 2pm
  • Toddler shake and boogie - Thursday, 10.30am to 11am
  • Pop in and play - Saturdays, 10.30 to 4.30pm
  • U3A History - Third Wednesday of the month, 2-4pm (from 18 October, 2017)
  • Visually impaired people (VIP) readers group - last Thursday of the month, 2pm
  • Young persons smoking cessation one to one clinic - Monday, 3.15pm to 5.45pm
  • West Kent Lifeways - by appointment only

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Making the most of your library

Last year Chatham Library had 187,191 visitors.  They borrowed 138,549 books and films and used 33,572 hours of computer time.

If you have a suggestion you feel would improve this library, we would like to hear from you.