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The Drill Hall Library is currently Closed

You must bring a valid Universities at Medway student, staff identity card or a current External Access Scheme membership card to gain entry. Other visitors are not permitted into the building without prior approval of the Drill Hall Library Management Team.  

The Archibald Hay Mess café is open 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday.  Contactless payment vending machines are also available.

Monday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Tuesday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Wednesday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Thursday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Saturday9:00 AM — 12:00 AM
Sunday9:00 AM — 12:00 AM

Last entry to the Library is 15 minutes before the published closing time.

Latest News:

External Access membership. From Wednesday 1 September our Public Access, Alumni and Clinical Access Schemes are available again. All new and previous members will need to register for a  membership. Please see our Membership schemes page for details of what you will need to register.
For SCONUL members, please visit the SCONUL website for updates on when this service will be available to you.
Opening hours. From Monday 13 September the Drill Hall Library will be increasing our opening hours for the new term.
Mon – Fri: 8am – Midnight
Weekends: 9am – Midnight

Drill Hall Library in house and virtual support

Library in house Service Desks
Library Helpdesk will be available Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm
Library Reception desk will be available during all opening hours

Online support for IT, academic support and general enquiries is also available: Mon – Sun 9am – 5pm by using the chat service icon on the library PCs.

If you prefer to email us: Please contact us on dhlhelp@medway.ac.uk and we will respond to your query within 24 working hours.

We strongly encourage library users to wear a face covering and observe social distancing. 

Please be considerate of others and help keep our communities safe.  

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