Kendal Library

Library to re-open in August 2020

We are pleased to confirm that we will be opening on Monday 10 August 2020.

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers we will have new Covid-secure measures in place and our opening times and offer will be slightly different.

To welcome you back to our library buildings, Library Hosts will greet you on arrival and explain the new arrangements.

There will be clear signage throughout our buildings to help everyone find their way around safely and hand sanitisers will be located at the entrance and exit points.

Not all of our usual activities will be available, but there will still be plenty of resources available for customers to enjoy.

If you can't wait, our online services continue to attract more and more people, and all library members can get free access to a whole host of online benefits including e-book and e-magazines whilst the The Library Edit highlights some of the best websites and online resources - all chosen by library staff, and helpfully grouped by theme, so if you have not tried them don't miss out.

Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4PY


4 Book Clubs meet at the library

Afternoon Groups (2): first Monday and Tuesday of every month. 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Evening Groups (1): first Thursday of every month. 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Saturday Group: second Saturday of every month. 12.00pm
Toddler Tales: Mondays 10.30am - 11.00am
Rhymetime: Thursdays 10.30am - 11.00am

Library Facilities

Kendal Library Facebook Page 

Kendal Remembrance Map (Tiff Image 9.53 MB)

Finding the library, parking and access
LocationDisabled AccessCar ParkingBusesTrains
The main entrance is opposite the Westmorland Shopping CentreDisabled access is available from Library Road and from Elephant Yard.No parkingBus station on Blackhall Road outside Westmorland Shopping CentreRegular trains to Windermere and buses to Barrow and Grange

(Please note that the Local Studies Collection is not available on Sundays.)

Kendal Library Local Studies Collection 

In order to assist with essential maintenance of the Local Studies Library some areas of the collection will be subject to limited access on Thursdays.
Microfilmed sources, family history materials, trade directories, parish specific books and the Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society will remain unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

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