Libaries London

Local libaries with adult & childrens sections, reference & specialist libraries in North, South, East, West, Central London and Home Counties.

    The London Library
    Has long played a central role in the intellectual life of the nation, serving readers & writers nationwide, lending material from its remarkable collections, providing a rare literary refuge in the heart of the capital. Membership open to all.
    St James's Square
    SW1Y 4LG
    020 7930 7705

    Lambeth Palace Library
    Historic library of the archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England
    SE1 7JU
    020 7898 1400

    Catholic National Library
    Over 70,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals including theology, spirituality, related subjects, biography, history & works not available elsewhere. Reference stock, current journals, back numbers, rare collection of Catholic fiction.
    Farnborough, Hants
    GU14 7NQ
    01252 543818

    Croydon Central Library
    Books, CDs, DVDs, videos for reference & loan, children's library, free access to PCs & internet, books in community languages, toddler time, newspapers, periodicals, reading groups, gay & lesbian collection, homework help club, dyslexia collection.
    CR9 1ET
    020 8726 6900

    Westminster Abbey Library & Reseach
    The Library and Muniment Room houses the extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts and archival material belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. It provides a centre for research into all aspects of the Abbey's history.
    East Cloister
    SW1P 3PA
    020 7654 4830

    Maughan Library
    Part of King's College London, the Maughan Library is situated in an impressive 19th Century building, once the Public Record's Office, with extensive printed and electronic collections.
    Chancery Lane
    WC2R 2LS
    020 7836 5454

    Wellcome Library
    The Wellcome Library in central London houses collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day.
    Euston Road
    NW1 2BE
    020 7611 8722

    The British Library
    The national library of the UK and one of the world's greatest libraries. Provides reading room, bibliographic, document supply and information services, as well as exhibitions, publications and events.
    St Pancras - Colindale
    020 7412 7332