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Public Libraries

There are 395 public libraries in London and most Londoners are never more than a mile away from their nearest one. Public libraries offer a wide range of materials:

  • Books and talking books
  • Magazines, newspapers and journals
  • CDs, Videos and DVDs
  • Information books, databases and electronic services 

In addition individual libraries may have:

  • Access to the Internet
  • Reading and Writing Groups
  • Reading promotions - for more information about these go to the Readers and Writers section of the site
  • Homework clubs and study space
  • Storytime for the under fives
  • Sunday opening

Most library services  have their own websites with more detailed information  - click on the names of the boroughs listed below to find out more.

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Name Description
Barking & Dagenham Barking, Becontree, Chadwell Heath, Creekmouth, Dagenham, Marks Gate, Rush Green, Thames View...  
Barnet Arkley, Burnt Oak, Childs Hill, Colindale, East Barnet, East Finchley, Edgware, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Grahame Park, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hendon, High Barnet, Mill Hill, New Barnet, North Finchley, Oakleigh Park, Osidge, South Friern, Totteridge, West Hendon, Whetstone 
Bexley Albany Park, Barnehurst, Belvedere, Bexley Village, Bexleyheath, Bostall, Crayford, Erith, Falconwood, Foots Cray, Lamorbey, North Cray, North Heath, Sidcup, Slade Green, Thamesmead East, Upper Belvedere, Upton, Welling  
Brent Alperton, Cricklewood, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Neasden, Sudbury, Wembley, Willesden Green  
Bromley Anerley, Beckenham, Burnt Ash, Biggin Hill, Chislehurst, Coney Hall, Crystal Palace, Hayes, Locks Bottom, Mottingham, Orpington, Penge, Petts Wood, Pratts Bottom, Shortlands, Southborough, St Mary Cray, St Pauls Cray, West Wickham  
Camden Belsize Park, Bloomsbury, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Covent Garden, Dartmouth Park, Euston, Fitzrovia, Gospel Oak, Hampstead, Highgate, Holborn, Kentish Town, Kilburn, King�s Cross, Primrose Hill, Regent�s Park, Somers Town, St Pancras, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead 
City of London Covering the Square Mile of the City of London. 
Croydon Ashburton, Addiscombe, Bradmore Green, Coulsdon, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon  
Ealing Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale, Southall, Wood End  
Enfield Edmonton, Palmers Green, Ponders End, Bush Hill, Southgate, New Southgate, Winchmore Hill, Southbury, Freezywater, Forty Hill, Cockfosters, Hadley Wood  

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