Our Templeman

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The west wing view of the Templeman

Our Templeman Library Celebration

The University of Kent invites you to join us during a week of celebrations to mark the formal opening of the extended and refurbished Templeman Library.

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The floor area of the Templeman is now 18,750 metres squared, which is equivalent to over 95 tennis courts!

The Archives - a row of shelves filled with dusty file boxes and books

'Templeman Unseen' - Tour of the Archives

Enjoy an exclusive tour where you can view some of the unique and distinctive special collections we hold. Learn about the collection, curation and management of the materials.

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An original library record entry from 1967

Special Collections & Archives - National Archives Accreditation Celebration

Join us for a celebration of our recent accreditation and take a tour of the archives.

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Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology

Lecture in the Library

Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology will be giving a lecture titled 'Why is reading always a problem?', exploring our historical and present day relationship with books.

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Gavin Esler

Dateline Kent

Join the audience for this lively and topical panel show discussing current issues with University of Kent Chancellor Gavin Esler, Alex Deane, Head of UK Public Affairs at FTI Consulting and a collection of students to make up this lively panel.

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An image of Fi Glover conducting a radio debate with a group of students.

'The Listening Project' with Fi Glover

Join Fi Glover, BBC broadcaster and Kent alum for a one-off edition of her popular radio show, 'The Listening Project', focussing around libraries and students for this special occasion.

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A library is the biggest jewel in any university's crown. The new Templeman Library sparkles out across our Canterbury campus like a great big diamond and invites us all to make the most of the treasures inside it.

Dr Ellie Lee, Reader in Social Policy, SSPSSR

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For more photos of how the Templeman developed and how the refurbishment progressed, click here!

Free visitor parking after 5pm and at weekends.

How to find us, plus parking information.

Free shuttle bus for students and staff between our campuses.

Alumni events and reunions in the UK and around the world.