Kingston Library, Kingston upon Thames

  • April 2019

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 big variety of services. The library is situated  centrally in connection to the local Museum and History Centre. But not in the commercial centre of the town. The interior is modernized with new furniture and equipment. The collection is small but up to date and well exposed. 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. This busy library is closed two days a week: Wednesday and Sunday. THREE stars: Good.