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Living Knowledge Network | Beyond the Bassline

Visit our Beyond the Bassline display at Dartford Library from Saturday 25 May.

A free exhibition celebrating 500 years of Black British music, part of the British Library's Living Knowledge Network

The Living Knowledge Network is a partnership between public and national libraries in the UK, created by the British Library. You can visit displays as they tour our libraries and watch specially-curated events online for free, so you can get a front-row seat no matter where you live.

Find out more, browse our recommended reads, and watch events on demand now

Living Knowledge Network

Cost of Living Support | How we can help you

We're here to support you with managing the cost of living.

Visit any of our libraries in Kent for a warm welcome. Browse our shelves, catch up with friends online with our free computer and WiFi access, or meet new people at one of our friendly social groups. Share a story, visit our cheery children's areas with little ones or pop along to one of our regular events.

Find out more and learn how to get the most out of your free library membership by visiting our Cost of Living Support page.

A welcoming space at the library

Recommended Reads

Every month our brilliant Stock Team puts together a selection of highlights featuring exciting titles that have just arrived in our libraries. They also post Books of the Week over on Facebook, don't forget to hit the follow button to keep up to date with new releases.

Keep an eye out for themed lists featured throughout the year as well!

Explore our eLibrary

We've added extra apps to our eLibrary offer, giving you access to even more of your favourite reads and top titles for free with your Kent library card. 

BorrowBox is here. Download the free app and log in with your library card for access to brilliant e-audio content, including Audible exclusive titles.

This month's featured audiobook title, with unlimited listening and no wait time, is Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, which became an instant classic when it was first published in 2002. Find a preview of this title below or listen to the whole book now for free

Why not join ULibrary's Talking Books Book Club? A world first, you can enjoy listening to the best audiobooks at the same time as other readers and discuss it not only with members of Kent Libraries, but with Book Club members around the world. Find out more

uLibrary's Talking Books Book Club title of the month