Sandgate Library

Sandgate Library

Sandgate Parish Council and Library

Sandgate has its own Library which is located at James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate (across the road from the Saga main entrance).

Uniquely in Kent, Sandgate Library is run by Sandgate Parish Council on behalf of Kent County Council, providing a locally managed service with extended opening hours and facilities.

Sandgate Library has a wide range of books (including large print books), audio books, DVDs and CDs to borrow. Our range includes an extensive selection with Sandgate and Folkestone connections, including on HG Wells who lived in Sandgate for some years. The library also has a large range of books for children from the very earliest picture books to an extensive teen reading section.

The library has flat access from Sandgate High Street and no steps within the library at all. There is a wheelchair accessible public toilet, and baby change facilities. The library is lit by LED lighting (not fluorescent which can act as a migraine trigger) and has two free to use public computers on height adjustable desks. There is a large meeting table which can be used for work / study / meetings during normal library hours.

Library Opening Hours

  • Monday  9.30am – 5pm
  • Tuesday  9.30am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am – 1pm
  • Thursday  9.30am – 5pm
  • Friday  9.30am – 1pm
  • Saturday  9.30am – 1pm

Library Events

Sandgate Library has a wide range of events throughout the month.

MondayBaby Rhyme Time10.15-10.45
Second Monday Of The MonthBook Club11.00-12.00
MondayScrabble1.30 – 3.30
Second & Fourth TuesdayKnit And Knatter10.00 – 12.00
Thursday (from 11th May 2023)Read and Rhyme10.15 – 10.45
ThursdayTalk Time2.00 – 3.00
FridayBaby Rhyme Time10.15 – 10.45

Facilities and Services

Book shelves in Sandgate Library
Sandgate Library has a great Children’s section and weekly “Read and Rhyme” events for our younger borrowers!

Sandgate Library offers free wifi.

There is also FREE Public Computer Use. Both our public computers are on high adjustable tables.

Use of colour photocopier for a nominal charge.

As well as Books, CD’s and DVD’s there are local newspapers, local interest leaflets and so much more.

The books in Sandgate Library are regularly rotated to ensure that whenever you visit there is always a different selection for you to choose from.

If you are unable to get to Sandgate Library why not choose a book from the huge selection available online.

Collections: when the book is received at the library you will be sent a card – or email, if you have given this method of contact, advising you of its availability. You can pick up the book from Sandgate Library during its opening times (above).

Returns: you can return books, DVDs, etc to any library in Kent. Should you wish to post books through the library’s letterbox, please be aware of the opening date and times for the next day so that your books don’t become overdue by the time the staff member is able to record their return.

Sandgate Library is available to be used, for a nominal charge, by organisations or groups for meetings. Alternatively, small groups such as reading groups can use the Library during opening hours free of charge. See page titled ‘book the library for an event’ for more details about this.

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