Kensington Central Library (Public library)
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|Alternative Name||Kensington Library, Kensington Central Reference Library, Central Library|
|Description||Main local authority library for Kensington and Chelsea|
|Telephone||020 7361 3010|
020 7361 3610 (24 Hour Renewals)
|Hours||Monday: 9.30am - 8pm |
Tuesday: 9.30am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 8pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm
|Transport||Tube: High Street Kensington (Circle and District)|
Buses: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, C1, 52, 328
|Products||Local postcards and maps, photographic reproductions of local prints on request - please ask in Local Studies department|
|Fees||For the loan of tapes, language courses, CDs, CD-ROMS, DVDs, and overdue items as well as photocopying, printing and reservations.|
|Notes||Main lending, reference and local studies library for the borough.|
Lending department: (adult, young adult and children) includes books, spoken word tapes and CDs, language courses, DVDs, CD-ROMs and music - CDs and scores. There are extensive biography and folklore collections (some are reference items).
Reference department includes all UK telephone directories, Open university collection, business information, genealogy collection,and a wide selection of periodicals.
Weekly Careers advisor - contact library for details
Local Studies department includes Chelsea material and all council information, past and present.
Computers offering internet, scanner and word-processing facilities are available throughout the library. There are designated laptop use areas.
Children's Library offers a full range of resources, including Storytime (suitable for children up to 6 years old)baby Rhyme time (suitable for children up to 2 years old).
Exchange Group - see separate entry for centre details and opening times.
A lecture theatre and meeting room and associated facilities are available for hire. A grand piano, theatrical lighting and projector screens are available too.
Please visit the Meeting room and lecture theatre for hire in Kensington Central Library page for more details.
|Last Updated||22 January 2013|
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