Kendal Library

Revised Cumbria Library services

Welcome back to Cumbria Libraries for browsing, borrowing and PC access. 

In line with government guidelines you will need to follow social distancing guidelines, and a number of restrictions will apply, but a warm welcome awaits and you can visit this library to join Cumbria Libraries.

We are still offering a Select and Collect service as well as our existing home delivery service.

Not all of our usual activities are available, and there won't be in-person groups or sessions, but there are still plenty of resources available for you to enjoy.  Live streaming of children's events are posted on each Library's Facebook page, as well as a range of book reviews and activity suggestions.  Our online services include free e-books and e-magazines.

Work starts at Kendal Library from 11 January to re-wire and install new lighting and heating in the historic ground floor area of the library. We will also be taking the opportunity to redecorate the library and enhance the range of facilities and services on offer including dedicated teaching spaces and space for events and community groups. We will continue to maintain an excellent range of books and online resources for the public.

The refurbishment represents a significant investment in the future of Kendal Library and there will be an impact on the services we can provide whilst the work is being undertaken. 

Following the announcement of a National Lockdown in England we regret that Kendal Library will not be available for browsing, borrowing and returning books and other resources until further notice

However, from 11 January, we will be offering our Select and Collect Service and you may book a PC for essential purposes including Universal Credit applications. PC access is for 45 minutes only.

From the 11 January our Select and Collect service and PCs can be booked during the following times:

  • Monday:  9.30am to 1pm
  • Tuesday:  9.30am to 1pm
  • Wednesday :  2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday:  9.30am to 1pm
  • Friday:  9.30am to 1pm
  • Saturday:  9.30am to 1pm (PC access only)

Collection times for Select and Collect are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 2 to 4pm 

To make a Select and Collect request or reserve a PC you can:

Select and Collect and PC bookings are also available at our libraries at Ambleside, Grange, Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, Sedbergh, Ulverston and Windermere.

Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4PY

 

Ambleside

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Arnside

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Reading group loans

Grange

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Kendal

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Kirkby Lonsdale

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Milnthorpe

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Sedbergh

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Ulverston

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans

Windermere

  • Browsing and borrowing
  • Select and Collect
  • PC Access
  • Printing
  • Loanable storysacks
  • Loanable dementia bags
  • Reading group loans
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