Proposed Transformation of Kensal Library

Proposed Transformation of Kensal Library

Proposed Transformation of Kensal Library

Bi-Borough Libraries & Archives have launched a consultation on the proposed transformation of Kensal Library.

The borough’s library services are undergoing a temporarily reduced service due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  During this period how local libraries might be able to do more for residents while remaining financially viable to run is being explored.

The Council is looking at how community spaces can offer the most they possibly can for residents as part of their social investment strategy. They are looking at how the space at Kensal Library might be shared with a like-minded organisation to strengthen the library’s sustainability well into the future.

Residents who live in the area and use the library are asked to share their thoughts on this project through a consultation closing on 21 February 2021.

Click here for the consultation.

This will also be available on the central consultation page of the Council site and will be promoted on the libraries’ social media. Follow @RBKCLibraries on Twitter and Instagram.

Following the consultation, a series of focus groups with residents and library users are planned in order to further capture thoughts and ideas on the proposal. 

An evaluation and application process for voluntary and community groups who wish to engage in a future partnership is also planned. Any initial thoughts would be welcomed.  If you have any further questions, comments or feedback please contact   

To find out the latest on RBKC libraries and their services, visit the libraries page of the RBKC Covid website.


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