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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.


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


Enjoy free internet access to help you with your studies or research, for checking your emails 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.


Free Wi-fi is available in the library.

Children's activities

The library holds a wide range of fun activities for children to enjoy – from Baby rhyme time to Messy morning

Newspapers and magazines

Newspapers are now available online via Press Display.


Copy cards may be purchased from the library desk.

Prices for copies:

A4 Black & White - 10p

A4 Colour - 25p

A3 Black & White - 20p

A3 Colour - 50p

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.


We have scanning facilities which are free of charge.

Online Reference Tools

Grove Art Online

Oxford Art Online is the gateway to mulitple trusted online art reference resources that server students, scholars, curators and collectors alike.




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.



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.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Libraries edition

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