Library app and social media sites

Mobile app for libraries

Access the library anytime, anywhere. Using our new mobile app, 'My Library' you can:

  • Have easy access to your library account
  • Search and renew items online
  • Place and manage reservations
  • View events happening at your local library
  • View payments
  • Access our range of eBooks and other eResources
  • Book a computer
  • You can also scan a book's ISBN barcode anywhere and immediately find out whether the book you want is in stock at your library.

Borrow and return library items on our app

Our app has a brand new feature - you can now borrow and return library items on our library app on your smartphone. This new feature is being trialled and it's currently only available at Kensington Central Library. Please speak to library staff for more information.

Download the free 'My Library' app from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.

Social media

Find out more about our libraries, including treasures from our fashion and folklore special collections, news from our reading groups, library events, general musings, and much more.

Follow our library blog

Visit our blog homepage, and subscribe to receive regular email updates

Biography Central podcast

Our library podcast, Biography Central (formerly BioEpic) invites you to join us deep in the basement of Kensington Central Library, amongst the shelves of our Biographies Collection.  Here you will find around a unique collection of biographical books spanning 200 years of publishing, awaiting your perusal. 

In each episode we will focus on a particular biography and learn about a fascinating person and their impact on our world.  Library staff from Kensington Central Library and regular guests will whet your appetite to learn more about a range of individuals from all walks of life.  Join us every month, and catch up on all our previous episodes.

Biography Central is available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts and Radio Public and wherever you get your podcasts. Listen and Subscribe today! 


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We now have our own YouTube channel. We regularly upload videos for children - baby rhyme times, stories and crafts. There are also videos for adults too with author talks and more. Subscribe today. 

Local Studies blog

‘The Library Time Machine’, created and written by retired Local Studies and archives librarian, Dave Walker.

This blog gives glimpses into the past lives and history of Kensington and Chelsea  The Library Time Machine.

Last updated: 15 March 2022