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Rainham Library

Rainham Library, Birling Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 7LR


01634 337799

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday, closed
  • Thursday, 9am to 6pm
  • Friday, 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm


How to find Rainham Library.  

Library facilities include 

  • accessibility at Rainham Library and library services for people with disabilities
  • bicycle racks
  • fax (01634 263415)
  • flat-bed scanner
  • payment by credit and debit card
  • payment by cash (up to £20 per transaction)
  • Pay and display car parking next to the library, with five spaces designated for library users outlined in red (free for 45 minutes)
  • photocopier - colour
  • public access computers (free of charge)
  • upstairs reading space
  • Wi-Fi with free access

Additional services

We also supply recycling bags, and dog poop bags and sell daily visitor parking vouchers, greetings cards and caddy bags.

Photo of the inside of Rainham Library

Library stock includes

Regular events at Rainham Library

  • Baby bounce and rhyme - Thursday, 11am to 11.30am
  • Family Mosaic - every other Friday, 2 to 3pm 
  • Hi Kent Hearing aid maintenance clinic - Advice and support for those wearing hearing aids, third Tuesday of each month, 1.30 to 3pm 
  • Knitting for charity group - Monday (fortnightly), 2pm 
  • Lego Club - Tuesday, 4 to 5.30pm (Drop in and play)
  • New to computers - Arranged on request
  • Rainham community stroll - a gentle walk for approximately 30 minutes, meets every Monday at 9.45 for a 10am start
  • Readers' group - first Tuesday of the month, 10.15am to 11.15am
  • Storytime - Tuesday, 2.15pm to 3pm
  • Teen readers' group - Every Saturday, 1 to 2pm
  • Toddler shake and boogie - Friday, 10am to 10.30am

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Making the most of your library

Last year Rainham Library had 57,882 visitors. They borrowed 75,449 books and films and used 5,321 hours of computer time.

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