Tim Prater outside the Library and Parish Council office

Sandgate Library: STILL at your service

Despite the national lockdown, Sandgate Library continues to offer a limited book “Select and Collect” pick up service.

Folkestone, Cheriton & Wood Avenue Libraries are at present all closed but it is possible for library members of any Kent library to make use of the Select and Collect service at Sandgate Library.

Sandgate Library is open for a Select and Collect service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00-12.00. Collection by appointment only.

Please phone 07552 810271 Monday-Friday 10.00-12.00 (closed Weds) or email sandgate.Library@kent.gov.uk to place Select and Collect orders directly with library staff and to arrange a collection time and date.

Bookshelf browsing and use of computers and WiFi are currently unavailable until further notice.

Due to the national lockdown, Kent Libraries have made further changes to the service. Although you cannot enter our library buildings at the moment, from today (Monday 11 January) they will continue to provide:

  • Select and Collect book bag pick-up service at several libraries (including Sandgate, Hythe, Ashford and Dover locally). You can order titles that are available at your chosen Select and Collect library for free. You can then pick up your bag of books at the doorway in a Covid-secure way, via pre-booked appointment. Find out more at www.kent.gov.uk/selectandcollect
  • Reservation service for specific titles from the catalogue at a charge of 80p (for doorway collection at a Select and Collect library)
  • Digital offers – including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and the online reference library – are always available on their website
  • Online learning resources and free access to a number of Cisco courses
  • Ask a Kent Librarian support including 24/7 chat service – www.kent.gov.uk/askakentlibrarian
  • Mobile libraries – which will continue the Select and Collect pick-up service
  • Home Library delivery service to vulnerable customers
  • Kent Archives will continue to offer a remote enquiry service while the search room is closed.