Sandgate Library

Sandgate Library is currently closed due to COVID, in common with every other Library on Kent.

We aim to reopen as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so. In the meantime library users can access online books and resources at

Sandgate has its own Library which is located at James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate (across the road from the Saga main entrance). Uniquely in Kent, Sandgate Library is run by Sandgate Parish Council on behalf of Kent County Council, providing a locally managed service with extended opening hours and facilities.

Library Opening Hours

  • Monday  9.30am – 1pm
  • Tuesday  9.30am – 5pm
  • Thursday  9.30am – 5pm
  • Friday  9.30am – 1pm
  • Saturday  9.30am – 1pm

The Library is not open on Wednesday except for Parish Council business.

Library Events

Sandgate Library has a wide range of events throughout the month.

  • Knit and Natter: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 10.00 – 12.00
  • Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 2.00 – 4.00
  • Reading Group: 2nd Monday of the month 11.00 – 12.15
  • Talk Time: every Thursday 2.00 – 3.00
  • Current Affairs: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 3.15 – 4.15
  • Pre-school Read and Rhyme: every Monday 10.00 – 11.00 and every Friday 10.00 – 11.00
  • Children’s Craft Club: every two months during school holidays

Facilities and Services

Sandgate Library offers free wifi and a free tea / coffee for visitors.

There is also FREE Public Computer Use and a Computer /Ancestry Buddy to help you get started using IT and researching family history.

Use of colour printer/photocopier for nominal charge.

As well as Books, CD’s and DVD’s there are local newspapers, local interest leaflets and so much more.

The books in Sandgate Library are regularly rotated to ensure that whenever you visit there is always a different selection for you to choose from.

If you are unable to get to Sandgate Library why not choose a book from the huge selection available online – at

Collections: when the book is received at the library you will be sent a card – or email, if you have given this method of contact, advising you of its availability. You can pick up the book from Sandgate Library during its opening times (above).

Returns: you can return books, DVDs etc to any library in Kent. Should you wish to post books through the library’s letter box, please be aware of the opening date and times for the next day so that your books don’t become overdue by the time the staff member is able to record its return.

Sandgate Library is available to be used, for a nominal charge, by organisations or groups for meetings. Alternatively small groups such as reading groups can use the Library during opening hours free of charge. See page titled ‘book the library for an event’ for more details about this.

Contact Details

  • Phone: 01303 248563
  • Email:
  • Address: James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR