Chatham-Kent Public Library

Site: Chatham Branch - Main Branch

Service: Library Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-2940
Fax 519-354-7366
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Primary Contact Tania L Sharpe, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Librarian; Phone: 519-354-2940 ext 241; Email:
Alternate Contact Cassey Beauvais, Manager, Public Services; Phone: 519-354-2940 ext 236; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Public library; Public services include: photocopier, 2 microfilm reader/printers, 2 microform readers, scanner, TV/VCR, Smart Board, Internet access and WiFi.  
Loan Periods: 21 days for Books, Books on CD & Music CDs; 7 days for magazines, Documentary & TV Series DVDs; 2 days for feature films & children's DVDs * Use Chatham-Kent Public Library's On-line Catalogue to search all 11 library locations for Books, DVDs, Books on CD and more * Check the availability of an item and place a hold, log onto your account to renew items. *  
The Library Cafe serves light refreshments, soup and baked goods from 9:30am-7pm Monday to Thursday and 9:30am-3:30pm Friday and Saturday  
McKeough Local History Room houses local history including local newspapers and microfilm dating from 1841, Kent County Census records from 1851-1901, black history collection, and books by people of Chatham-Kent * Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Library & Bookstore-Located next to the McKeough Local History Room offers an historical and genealogical collection of interest to researchers and those tracing their family trees * Open Tuesday to Saturday 1:00 to 5:00pm. 
Meeting Room is available to rent in the evenings and on Saturdays. 
Parking- Free parking available at the corner of Cross and Jeffrey St; meter parking on Library Lane directly behind the Library which includes one 5 minute drop box parking space as well as on Queen St directly in front of the library
Hours Mon-Thu 9:30 am-8:30 pm; Fri 9:30 am-6 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm
Areas Served Chatham ; Chatham-Kent
Eligibility No restrictions * Children under the age of 10 require parental or guardian supervision.
Application To register for a library card at any branch of the Chatham-Kent Public Library all you need is valid identification with your current address. Children under the age of 16 require a parent or guardians signature.
Languages English
Fees None ; Fees for lost or stolen cards $2; variable fees for public services * Non-resident fees $30/yr or $15 for 6mth * Meeting Room rental rates: Non-profit groups - $50/booking up to 4 hours; $80 for a full day on Saturday, For profit groups - $100/booking up to 4 hours, $160 for a full day on Saturday.
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Main administrative office for Chatham-Kent Public Library system and site location for Chatham Branch.
Established 1890
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Donations
Elections Appointed
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
120 Queen St
Chatham, ON N7M 2G6
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Intersection Queen St and Cross St
Mailing Address 120 Queen St 
Chatham, ON N7M 2G6
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Parking: Adjacent; gravel; metered; Entrance: Main; ramped; gradient 1:6"; guard rail; Cross St entrance is modified for wheelchair accessibility, ramped, handicapped parking spots, automatic doors; Elevators: Accessible; cubicle doors 26-1/3"