Greenwich Libraries


We want everyone to be able to enjoy their local library. That’s why we try and make our libraries as accessible as possible. From accessible toilets and parked to tailored activity groups and staff support, find out more about our accessible facilities and services in Greenwich.

How can we support you?

Whatever your access needs, we're here to support you and help you enjoy all the services at your local library

Wheelchair access and accessible parking


Dementia awareness

Home Library service

If you can't get to the library, let the library come to you. If you are unable to visit us due to mobility issues or other reasons, we can bring the library to you. 

Our friendly and experienced Home Service Librarians have a tailor made collection offering a wide range of materials including:

  • Books in standard and large print as well as alternative languages
  • Audio books on CD and cassette 
  • DVDs and music CDs
  • Jigsaw puzzles 

You can borrow up to 20 items for four weeks. We also supply deposit collections for residential care home, groups and day centres for up to 12 weeks. If you are interested in becoming a Home Service Member, please call 020 8319 5875

Find out more about the Greenwich Home Library service

Greenwich Home Library

Accessible resources in Greenwich

Browse the library catalogue to see our accessible books and resources. 

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Dyslexia-friendly children's books

From specialist publisher Barrington Stoke, explore books that help break down barriers to reading. 

Reading Well

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.  The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free.  You can browse the current book lists here
Books on prescription for children
Books on prescription for teens
Books on prescription for mental health
Books on prescription for long term conditions
Books on prescription for dementia 

Books beyond words

Beyond Words is the UK's national charity for visual literacy and emotional wellbeing.  Woolwich Library is teaming up with Beyond Words to launch a book club in Autumn 2024 to give adults with learning disabilities a safe space to have fun, make friends and socialise. 
Find us online @WoolwichLibrary or call the library on 020 3872 0099.

Accessibility FAQs

Want to know more about accessibility at your local library? Look below to see our most frequently asked questions.

What services are there for visually impaired people?
 At Greenwich Libraries, we offer a range of services and activities for those who are partially sighted or blind like our collection of large-print children and adult fiction, as well as our audiobooks. Get in touch with your local library to find out more about what services are available in your area.

Are Greenwich libraries wheelchair accessible?
Yes! Most Greenwich libraries are wheelchair accessible. Contact your local library to find out more about accessibility features like lifts and ramps. 
Is there accessible parking at my local library?
Yes, Blue badge holders can access parking spot close to the  most library entrances

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What our members say

"The support and resources at my local have made a real difference. I feel welcome and included, plus I know the library staff are on hand if I need help."
Richard Green
"As a wheelchair user, it's really important to me to visit a library that's accessible for everyone. The accessible parking spaces and ramp access at Penge library mean I can go to the library just like everyone else. And the librarians always make me feel welcome!"
Sarah Koles