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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.


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.


Borrow all the latest DVDs for upto seven days, at just £2.00 per week (for new releases) or £1.00 per week (standard DVDs), watching your favourite movies is great value.

Free WiFi

Enjoy our Free WiFi service at your local library.

Adult Activities

We have a range of activities for adults, from reading groups to knitting check out the weekly programme for details.

Children's Activities

The library holds a wide range of fun activities for children to enjoy – from Baby Rhyme Time to Messy Mornings. Check out the weekly programme for details.

Newspapers and Magazines

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 The Greenwich Centre Library.

Online reference tools

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource



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.



FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

Learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so these courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

2,549,831 people have joined FutureLearn since launching in September 2013.