Kingston Library, Kingston upon Thames

  • June 2017

Kingston Library in Kingston upon Thames is a Carnegie library building from 1903. It is a building with character but too small to offer a variety of services. The library is situated rather centrally in connection to the local Museum and History Centre. But not in the busy commercial center of the town. The interior is modernized with new furniture. The collection is small but up to date. With the interurban loan system with other municipalities the collection is enlarged. There are high fees for services except for borrowing books. There is no lavatory in the library, only in the museum (with different opening hours) and in an adjacent recreation buildings. The library is closed two days a week: Wednesday and Sunday. TWO stars: Acceptable.