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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.


Free Wi-fi is available at this library, just ask at the desk.

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.

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 Songs in Spanish to Baby Rhyme time

Newspapers & 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 Woolwich 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

Grove Art Online

A large reference collection linked to the comprehensive world of art.



Grove Music Online

A large reference collection linked to the comprehensive world of music.



Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

A comprehensive collection of national biographical information.



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



Practice the Driving Theory Test

Test yourself on all aspects of the driving theory test. An essential resource for those learning to drive.



Practice the Life in the UK Test

Practice tests for completing the UK Citizenship test.






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.