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Opening Times, Location & Other Services

The Library is now fully open and working as normal and we would love to see you there. There are so many great books to borrow, both fiction and non fiction and our events are back too.

To help keep everyone safe we encourage adults to wear a face covering if you can when visiting. It may occasionally be necessary to restrict entry at busy times. Please note that we have a pre-school group visit every Monday 2-3pm so please avoid this time if you can as we are still on restricted numbers so cannot guarantee that individuals will be allowed in at this time.

We hope to see you at the library soon!

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Opening times


Image of Kennington Library from outside building

Monday         2pm-5.30pm (NB: 2-3pm v busy due to pre-school group)

Tuesday        CLOSED

Wednesday  10.00am – 12.30pm

Thursday       CLOSED

Friday            2.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday       10.00am – 1pm

Sunday         CLOSED

Kennington Library, The Village Centre

Kennington Road
Kennington
OX1 5PG

United Kingdom

Along with searches and other functions, you can renew your books online. Go to the Oxfordshire Libraries’ webpage, or install their Android app or iOS app. You will need your library card number and your PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, please visit the library to get one.

Free reference tools available for library card holders:

There is a host of information available at Reference Online. You will need your library card number and pin then you can access a wealth of reference sites including Britannica Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Naxos music streaming services.

Did you know that you can access the Oxford English Dictionary free of charge with your library card? Go to oed.com. Select Sign in (in the top right corner), and where it asks for your library card number, type the letter L followed by your library card number, e.g. L012345678. (It won’t work without the L.)