Based in the Shepway Youth Hub building at 5 Grace Hill, visitors will have access to library services, including primarily much of Folkestone’s local history collection, public PCs, free Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi printing, microfilm reader, and a photocopier.
Although books and other items will not physically be available to browse and borrow, customers will be able to reserve, pickup and return items from our Kent library stock at the building for free.
From Monday, 20th November, this service will be open
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
- Wednesday: closed
- Saturday: 9:30am to 1pm.
Work is taking place to get the building ready to move the collections and other equipment needed. We look forward to welcoming customers to this further temporary provision.
“I am really pleased to announce the opening of Folkestone Library – Heritage and Digital Access.”
KCC Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services Clair Bell said: “I am really pleased to announce the opening of Folkestone Library – Heritage and Digital Access. This temporary provision will give customers access to many of the important services they’ve been missing.
“We continue to explore all long-term options to see the reopening of a permanent town centre library for Folkestone. While that work continues, I hope everyone can enjoy the services being made available via the new Heritage and Digital Access facility.”
In addition, KCC will continue to deliver full library services from the nearest alternative libraries together with extended opening hours at Wood Avenue and Hythe libraries. The opening hours at Cheriton Library will return to normal from 20th November.
Residents can find their nearest library using the find-a-library tool online, as well as lots of eLibrary and mobile library services.
KCC recognises the continued impact of the temporary closure of Folkestone Library for the people of Folkestone and the surrounding area.