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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY
The Precincts, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury CT1 2EH
www.canterbury-cathedral.org/history/archives.aspx

Open: Tuesday - Thursday, 9.15 to 16.45
Saturday mornings:  please enquire
Lunchtime: not normally but may be necessary

Readers tickets: CARN accepted, more ...
Prebooking: a reading desk or a microfilm/fiche reader is advisable
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Email:
  archives@canterbury-cathedral.org   Telephone: 01227 865330.

Archives catalogue                   Library catalogue


KENT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY LIBRARY
Bullockstone Farm Herne about 6 miles from Canterbury.
Opening times: by appointment
All members of Kent FHS are welcome to use the eclectic resources collected by the Society over nearly forty years. Members may also borrow some books in person or they can be mailed to you if you pay the postage. 

www.kfhs.org.uk/library.htm

CANTERBURY LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
The Beaney 18 High Street Canterbury Kent CT1 2RA 
Email: canterburylibrary@kent.gov.uk  or Tel: 08458 247 200
     
Opening times:
www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/explore/The-Library.aspx

The Beaney, named after a local man who having made good in Australia sent back funds to build the unusual building as an Instute for the Working Man. It
is now the city's public library and houses a museum, art gallery, tourist information centre, and cafe. The Buffs Museum is still a feature although it now occupies a much reduced space. 

LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY: a continuation of the reference library it is on the first floor. There isn't a librarian station  in the local studies area but staff in the main reference section help as required.

The library holds films of the Kentish Gazette from 1768 and there are some parish records transcribed in the books on the shelves. There is free access to Ancestry.com on the library computer with several computers available for public use. You will need to book  a computer and will need your Kent Library number to sign in on the computer and to get photocopies etc.  If you don't have a Kent library card they can issue you with a day pass or you can join the library if you are going to be a regular visitor.


INSTITUTE FOR HERALDIC AND GENEALOGICAL STUDIES
79-82 Northgate Canterbury Kent CT1 1BA    
Centrally placed it has research facilities for genealogists with a Library and Manuscripts and runs courses.
Opening times and charges :
www.ihgs.ac.uk/


EAST KENT FREEMASONS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
St Peter's Place Canterbury Kent CT1 2DA  Telephone: 01227 785625


The building has been refurbished internally bringing in it into  the twenty-first century; with touch-screen information points. The library holds over 6,000 books, on history and genealogy.
Museum and library are free.
Opening times: www.eastkentfreemasons.org/library-museum.html

East Kent Freemason's Museum and Library Canterbury

LDS - (Latter Day Saints aka Genealogical Society of Utah)
Family History Centre in Forty Acres Road Canterbury Kent    Telephone: 01227 765 431

Opening times: Tuesdays + Wednesdays 10am to 2pm; Thursdays 10am to 2pm  Saturdays on request.
Order Documents in advance

Tricia Baxter, Webmaster David Wood, Branch Chairman Page updated01 February 2015