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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.

Public computer access

Enjoy free internet access to help you with your studies or research, for checking your email or simply for surfing the web. You can also use our computers for writing letters, preparing a CV or having a look at your holiday photos


Quiet Study Area

The quiet study area has moved to the old children's library. There are a few more tables and increased power sockets for laptop use.

Reading Groups

Reading Groups.

Childrens activities.

Manga Reading group.

Large Print

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


Photocopying facilities are currently unavailable.


Newspapers and magazines are only available to read digitally through our online resources tool Press Display.

Daily/weekly hard copy journals have been temporarily been put on hold.

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.