Kensington Central Library (Public library)
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||Kensington Library, Kensington Central Reference Library, Central Library
||Main local authority library for Kensington and Chelsea
||020 7361 3010 - Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
020 7361 3610 (24 Hour Renewals)
||Monday: 9.30am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 8pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm
||Tube: High Street Kensington (Circle and District)
Buses: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, C1, 52, 328
||Local postcards and maps, photographic reproductions of local prints on request - please ask in Local Studies department
||For audio visual items,reservations and overdue items
||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, 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).
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.
08 March 2014
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