Update 24 December 2014 - The report of the consultation and an Easy Read version are now available to download (see Summary of Results section below)


UPDATE 5 September 2014 - This consultation has been extended by two weeks until the 21st September.


What is being proposed for Dartford Library?

We propose to make improvements to Dartford Library that the whole community will benefit from. These will include: 

  • Refurbishment of the library to ensure we maintain and preserve the historic nature and feel of the building
  • Refurbishing and retaining parts of the original shelving as an integral part of this historic building
  • Complementing the historic shelving with new, more comfortable and flexible furniture that will encourage more people to use the library
  • New flooring
  • Decoration work including painting and making good on any defects
  • New public toilets and changing place facility 
  • An additional new entrance to the museum via the library
  • A library that everyone can access
  • Space for community facilities and the ‘Good Day Programme’, this will include bookable space that can be used by local individuals and community groups such as History Groups
  • It is proposed that the space for the toilets, community room and Good Day Programme is made by using a staff office which is not publicly accessible and the Tiffin room.


Why are you proposing these changes? 

As with all Kent’s libraries, nature and time take their toll on the building and we want to maintain and preserve this unique facility and ensure it is fit for purpose for future generations to come. This proposal reflects the need to ensure the building is fully accessible for all our customers who visit us not only to borrow books - but to study, join a group or class, access our free wifi, or use a public PC. 

The Frequently Asked Questions document and Illustrative Plans below provide more detail on our proposals.  


Have your say

 We would like to hear your views on the proposals. This can be done by filling in the questionnaire here.

 To request hard copies or alternative formats of these documents please email: alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    6 Aug 2014 at 17:00
  • Closed
    21 Sep 2014 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    24 Dec 2014


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Dartford
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Accessibility, equalities and diversity
  • Adult social care
  • Libraries and archives
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other
Contact Details
For more information please contact: 
Telephone: 03000 41 31 31        
Text relay: 18001 03000 41 31 31