The Templeman Library is now open for visitors. We can also accept new applications for Templeman Library borrower membership.
In line with Government guidance, we recommend you continue to wear a face covering inside the Library.
Opening times and access
During the Summer Vacation, the Templeman Library is open to visitors between 09:00 and 18:00. We look forward to meeting you when you visit.
To use the Library you need a valid library membership (KentOne) card, a visitor card or day card, available from the Welcome Desk.
Using books and resources
You're welcome to browse and read the Templeman Library's collections, but please follow our safety guidelines.
We have some select digital resources you can access on our dedicated visitor PC.
Increasingly, academic works are published Open Access, which means they are free to use and share. Follow our advice on how to find legitimate Open Access versions of scholarly articles and books.
We have a range of Templeman Library borrower membership options for you to choose from, depending on how many books you want to borrow and how long you want to be a member. Depending on your circumstances, it could be free!
The SCONUL Access scheme for academic visitors remains suspended for the time being by SCONUL. If you are normally eligible for SCONUL Access we can only offer you one of our generic memberships at the moment.
If you're a regular visitor to the Templeman Library but you don't want borrower membership, get a visitor card, which allows you to easily swipe in and out at all library entrances
It's valid for one year and you can renew it.
To get your card
Visit the Welcome Desk near the Templeman Library Main Entrance and ask for a visitor card. We will create a card for you that will give you access to the library and allow you to print from the visitor PC
You need to:
- be 18 or older
- bring photo ID with you.
Special Collections and Archives
Our Special Collections and Archives hold unique collections on a wide range of subjects, including rare books, political cartoons, theatre, stand-up comedy, wind and water mills, the history of science and Kent local history.
Anyone is welcome to access the collections. If you wish to view material, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff are still working remotely but will provide support wherever possible.
Kent IT Accounts for academic and overnight visitors
Find out all the ways you can get in touch: