Kendal Library

Opening hours, facilities and activities available at Kendal Library.

Library facilities

The library provides:

  • browsing and borrowing
  • computer access
  • printing
  • loanable storysacks
  • Nowcard
  • toilets
  • in-person activities
  • loanable dementia bags
  • reading group loans
  • disabled access

Redesign works are now complete

For more information about this project visit our Kendal Library redesign page

Reading group

The reading groups held at this library:

  • Monday group 2 - meets on the first Monday of every month from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday group 4 - meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Thursday group 1 - meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday group - meets on the second Saturday of every month 12pm to 1.30pm

If you're not a member of a reading group and you would like to set one up, you can contact the Reading Group Loan Service.


We offer a range of events across our libraries, such as author talks and learning events.

To browse or book, search our Westmorland and Furness Eventbrite page


Browse available activities at this library

Health and wellbeing support

This library provides:

  • Macmillan cancer drop-in and cancer awareness - this is through the Macmillan Cancer information Project
  • specialist collection of books and DVDs to answer questions on autism
  • dementia resource bags - these are aimed for use at home with individuals or family members affected by dementia to promote reminiscence or discussions

Books that can help with your health and wellbeing

Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well list.

Reading Well collections available at Kendal library:

  • Reading Well for mental health
  • Reading Well for children
  • Reading Well for teens
  • Reading Well for dementia
  • Reading Well for long term conditions

The books can be borrowed and requested free of charge.

For more information read our health and wellbeing support page

Login to your library account

Here you can search the catalogue, view your library account and renew items.

If you're not a member, you can apply for a library membership.

How to get here

There's a bus station on Blackhall Road outside Westmorland Shopping Centre.

There are regular trains from Windermere and buses from Barrow and Grange.


Kendal Library
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This building has disabled access.

Opening times

Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 7pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 1pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 4pm

This library is closed on public and bank holidays.


Kendal Library