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Books for loan

We have a wide range of books to loan for free. You may borrow up to 20 books for up to three weeks. Large print and talking books are also available.

IT for beginners

Learn computer basics.  Every Saturday 9.30am - 10.30am in the Teen Zone.

Quiet Study Area

We have a dedicated area that is quiet for study or work.

Reading Groups

Reading Groups.

Childrens activities.

Manga Reading group.

Large Print

Large Print and Talking Books available for loan for three weeks.


Photocopier facilities available. 5p for A4 and 10p for A3 for black and white.  £1.00 for A4 and £2.00 for A3 for colour.


We have a wide range of newspapers and magazines on offer for you to read in our library. Keep up to date with current affairs in at Eltham Library

Mobile Library

The mobile library carries a stock of books for adults and children, as well as DVDs, videos and talking books on CD or cassette. It has full disabled access and will visit schools, nurseries, play centres and other sites by appointment.

Online reference tools




Online resources including census returns for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man; civil registration indexes for England and Wales, historic BT telephone directories and more. PLEASE NOTE: Ancestry can not be accessed from home, only from computers in Greenwich libraries.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Libraries edition

Users of Greenwich libraries can access the comprehensive online version of the world-famous Encyclopaedia Britannica.