How to book

You need to book a desk in the archive search room to look at original archive material and some of the printed material.  Please contact us with the date of your visit and your library card number.  If you do not have a library card you can register online then send us the UNREG number along with the date of your visit and we will make  your library card and  booking.

When you visit for the first time you will need to bring in proof of ID showing your name, address and signature (for example a driving licence, or a utility bill and a bank card, or a current County Archives Research Network (CARN card).

Call: 03000 41 31 31 or

Email: archives@kent.gov.uk with your contact details and the date and time you’d like to book a desk for and your Kent library card number if you already are a member. We’ll reply with your desk number.

You may also need to book a microfilm reader if relevant.