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Our libraries

Our libraries have some amazing things on offer, both online and in person.

We’ve reopened more of our libraries with increased services in-line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. From Monday 12 April, Mayfair, Paddington Children's and Westminster Reference Library will join the rest of our libraries in opening to the public. We are welcoming back customers with heightened hygiene and social distancing measures in place, to ensure everyone can safely enjoy all that our Libraries and Archives have to offer.

We also have a wealth of online resources. You can download books, magazines and comics, or browse our exciting programme of online events. Discover our rich catalogue, including art and design, biographies, music and more. Why not learn a new skill or language?

There’s something for everyone at Westminster libraries and archives.


Delve into our rich catalogue of online books, magazines and more.

They're free to download for members, and if you get stuck and don't know what to choose, our library staff are here to help.

Search the library catalogue

eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and eAudiobooks

Library reservations and requests


Have fun and enrich yourself at the same time with our collection of learning resources. Ever considered learning a language, or researching your family history? There's no time like the present.

Online library resources

Search the archives catalogue

Research family history

Borrow a telescope

Connect with the library community

There are lots of ways to share your love of libraries, learning and reading. Take a look at some of the ways you can connect with like-minded community members in Westminster.

Library events for adults

Join us on social media

Mobile app for libraries

Home library service

Libraries eNewsletter

Arts and culture

Libraries for children

Have fun and learn with our collection of books, comics, magazines and weekly events. Or brush up on maths and English skills with our practice resources. 

Library activities and events for children and young people

Online resources for children

Bookstart - free books for under 3s

Schools Library Service

Health and wellbeing

Find information about how to look after your health and wellbeing, including advice about diet, mental health and alcohol and drug problems.

Health and wellbeing

Support during coronavirus

One You - for advice on eating, smoking, stress and more

Information and enquiries

You can email us at [email protected], call us on 020 7361 3993 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) or leave us a message online and we'll get back to you. Check our library and holiday opening times.

For general enquiries outside phoneline operating hours, call 020 7641 6200.

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Business information points

Filming in Westminster libraries

Library fees and charges

Accessibility in libraries

Photocopying and printing