Accessibility in Kensington and Chelsea libraries

Kensington Central Library

  • Wheelchair access to the library with good manoeuvrability
  • Reference and Local Studies located on the first floor
  • Lift access to the first floor and to the lower ground floor, where the accessible toilets are located
  • Wheelchair access to the Lecture Theatre
  • Wheelchair access to the Meeting Room behind the lecture Theatre - please contact us in advance if you need to access it and we will set up the ramp
  • For users of the Lecture Theatre and Meeting Room the accessible toilet is located inside the doctor's surgery.

Chelsea Library

  • Lift access into building at ground floor (at side of building)
  • Reference library is located on the first floor
  • Additional lift access to first floor
  • The main study area is accessed via small flight of steps, but there is some additional table space with wheelchair access

Brompton Library

  • Level access into building
  • Stairs or stair lift to first floor meeting room
  • Good manoeuvrability including wheelchair access

North Kensington Library

  • Ramp access via children's library and then lift or steps and/or lift to main library entrance and learning space which is located on the first floor
  • Learning space is located on the first floor of the building


  • Level access into building

Notting Hill Gate Library

  • There is no wheelchair, lift or ramp access to this building
  • There are eight steps with two handrails up to the library entrance

Home Library Service

If you find it difficult to get to your local library you may be able to apply to use the Home Library Service and have monthly visits at home.

Read about the Home Library Service.

Digital resources

We have many resources online such as ebooks, ejournals and emagazines and eResources.


Last updated: 9 February 2024