Greenwich Libraries

Community support

Our libraries are a safe space. Whatever you're struggling with, you can visit one of our Greenwich libraries for any kind of support.

From finances to careers, we offer a variety of advice groups and free guidance for those in need. We also run a range of support groups that everyone in the community can come and be a part of, no matter their situation. See how Better can support you or someone you know below.

Advice and guidance

From money matters and legal advice to support with training and searching for employment, 
you'll find both drop-in and bookable services available at your library.

Cancer support groups

Come to this friendly support group for comfort, understanding, and resources for those affected by cancer.

National careers service

Book an appointment with the National Careers Service for advice on identifying your skills and strengths and applying for roles.

Breastfeeding club

This welcoming group for mothers, pregnant women and their families provides you with all the information you need about breastfeeding.

Age UK

From befriending hubs to walking groups, Age UK runs session across Greenwich libraries for older adults.

Community IT sessions

From printing to accessing information online, get all of your computer questions answered at one of our community IT sessions.

English conversation groups

If you're learning English for the first time, you can work on your speaking skills in these supportive, informal conversation groups.

Financial support and advice

Need help with money matters? Find supportive groups and expert advice at Greenwich libraries.

The Citizen's Advice Bureau

The Citizen's Advice Bureau runs a range of sessions to give you guidance on a range of financial issues. Topics can include benefits, debt, banking, pensions and budgeting.

Cost of living support

Also run by the Citizen's Advice Bureau, these dedicated sessions can help you manage the rising cost of living, with advice on budgeting and support if you're struggling.

Barclays drop-in sessions

Get advice from the banking experts at Barclays at these friendly drop-in sessions. Whether you need help with online banking or want to learn more about your account options, come along.

Looking for more support? Browse all financial advice and guidance services below.

Find financial support

Support for businesses

Whether you're new to running a business or want to grow your network, you'll find plenty of career support across Greenwich libraries.

Start Up Greenwich

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or have just started your own business, we run a free workshops across Greenwich for business owners.

COBRA resources

As a library member, you can access The Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA) website, full of tips on how to start and run a business.

Local business events

From workshops to community sessions, we run meetings and events at libraries across Greenwich so you can grow your business.

What our members say

"I don't think I'd be where I am without the support of Start-up Greenwich. I know I can run my ideas past my start-up advisers whenever I need to. They always give me good advice."

Liam Carlton

"I'm really rubbish with computers so it's great to have the IT drop in session so nearby! I can go and ask my questions without any judgement and the helpers always work with me to get it sorted."

Suzie Jones

"As a mum of two, the cost of living crisis definitely hit us hard. The financial advice sessions at West Greenwich Library have been a lifesaver. Now I know how to budget properly and make my money last."

Gina Peratti