Erith Library is a moderate size and has been refurbished not too long ago so it looks nice and modernised, completely different to what you would expect looking at the old traditional building it is set in.
There is a decent selection of fiction and non fiction to take away as well as DVDs (not normally latest titles) and audio books for the hard of sight which do cost to take out but are cheaper than most rental places. Computers are free to use for those who don't have Internet indoors but it does cost to print out. There are also photocopy facilities as you enter the library although the library does not always carry change to put into the copier. The library is normally very quiet and is an easy place in which to do work and concentrate.
The centre piece of the library is the children's section which is bound to excite young minds and encourage them to read. If you're going to drive then parking is available outside the library but it is a pay and display on the street as the council look to rake in the money from the motorists. If you're on the bus then all buses which go to Erith stop right around the corner in Erith Town centre.
The Library closes at 1pm each day for one hour for lunch and is closed Thursdays.
Did you know there was one? No exactly - that is the trouble with this museum - no one knows it exists - I only came across it by accident.
They have exhibitions of Local interest changed at quarterly intervals in addition to the more traditional, longer term exhibitions like our Edwardian Kitchen Display, our model of the Great Harry, cases dedicated to Lessness Abbey, local archeology and local industries. Its not amazing but it kills a wet afternoon in erith. Sometimes they exhibitions can be cool you just have to catch it at the right time. The last time I went I was with the kids and they found it boring.
I did not know there was a museum in there, next time when I visit my friend, I ll go... Thanks for the info...
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