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Using the library

Find out about the services we offer and browse our fees and charges.
Libraries services

Limited services are available at Hub and Community Libraries due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about changes to our library service.

We are keeping COVID-secure measures in place across our buildings to protect our staff, residents and visitors

Please continue to wear a face covering if you can and maintain social distance in our buildings. This includes our libraries, leisure centres and learning centres.

You can read the Government's current COVID-19 guidlines on its website.

Join the library

If you live, work or study anywhere in London you can use our library service.

Renewing library items

Find out about renewing items borrowed from a library.

Learning in libraries

Lifelong learning is about learning for leisure and interest (informal learning), as well as for college or work (formal learning).

Track your library books

Avoid overdue fines – get alerts (by email) when your books are due back.

Library charges and fines

See how much is charged for overdue items (apart from digital items for which there are no overdue charges) and for other services available at our libraries.

Free WiFi access in libraries

Find out how to get free access to WiFi at libraries in the borough.

Borrowing library items

Find out what you can borrow as a library member.

Free internet access in libraries

All the libraries in the borough offer free internet access. You can walk in and book a place at any of our libraries, with sessions typically lasting 15, 30 or 60 minutes.

Reserving library items

Find out how to reserve library items.