Higham Library and Coronavirus

Higham Library and Coronavirus

A number of KCC libraries are now open for socially distanced browsing and our Select and Collect service. Sadly, Higham is not one of these. We will update our website and our Facebook page should we be notified of any changes to the current situation.

Kent Libraries

Please check the Events calendar on the Parish Council website for further details on events that are running or have been cancelled/postponed.

Events Calendar

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Parish Council

Higham Library Information

Library Extra

It is now possible to access Higham Library when it’s not staffed! Wow!

Outside the usual staffed ‘opening’ hours, using a Library Extra registered Kent Library Card and your personal PIN, you can enter Higham Library from 7am until 9pm, Monday to Saturday.

This is ideal for customers who find it difficult to get to the library during its opening hours, to pick up a reservation or return a book for example, but it also provides an opportunity for quiet study and email catch-up, using the public computers for an hour or the free WiFi.

If you are interested in registering for Library Extra at Higham, anybody (with proof of address and DOB and with a current library card) can sign up for this amazing service! You just need to sign a short form accepting the Terms & Conditions of the service and receive a short induction from the helpful library staff.

You do have to pop in during the staffed hours to do this though!

Library hours are as follows:

Higham library opening hours

What is happening at Higham Library and when?


  • Knit & Natter – Knitting and crochet every Tuesday 6-8pm for beginners and old hands!! (Library Extra card needed)
  • Books & Beverage – Book club meeting 2.30-4pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month discussing books by a chosen author for the month. Refreshments served by Paul, the Community Warden!


  • Talk Time – Meet up and chat, with refreshments and quiz, every Wednesday 10-11.30am.


  • Higham Library Book Club – Book club meeting 6.45-9pm on the 1st Thursday of the month discussing the chosen book of the month. Very informal. (Library Extra card needed)
  • Higham Quilters – Quilting group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 7-9pm. (Library Extra card needed)
  • Community Warden Surgery  – Last Thursday of the month 2.30-4pm. Raise any issues with Paul Hassell – our friendly KCC Community Warden together with a local Parish Councillor. Free refreshments provided!


  • Baby Rhyme Time – Every Friday during school term time, 9.30-10.30am (term time)
  • Parent & Carer Talk Time on Friday 10:30am – 11:30am (term time)


  • Reading Champion  — Every Saturday, 10.15-11.15am, a young volunteer reads with children.


What else is on offer at Higham Library?

Home Library Service (HLS) – If you are someone (or you know of someone) who would like to borrow a book (standard or large print) or audio disc (spoken word) but you’re unable to get to the library, we have a volunteer who can visit you fortnightly with books for your enjoyment. There is no charge for this service and you have an extended loan period.

Chess – Why not pop in with a friend to play a game of chess, using our lovely, donated chess set. If you fancy setting up a Chess Club, even better!

Coming Soon!  — Higham Village History Group now has its archive materials stored at the library and a volunteer will be available once a month to help customers with their local history enquiries. Dates/times to be confirmed. Watch this space!


For more information on Higham Library (facilities, location, parking etc. ), visit the Kent County Council libraries website:

Kent County Council – Higham Library