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Paddington Library

Staff book recommendations

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood book cover

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Lacey describes it as: gripping, grisly and testimony.
Holding by Graham Norton book cover

Holding by Graham Norton

Maj describes it as: humane, plot-twisty and hopeful.
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline book cover

Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Fabio describes it as: powerful, witty and visionary.
The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna book cover

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

Ayesha describes it as adventurous, brave and majestic.
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Reference Library staff member Nick standing in between a row of books, the books are all different shapes, colours and sizes.

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Children

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Information and enquiries

General enquiries and information on how to contact us.

Library opening hours

A selection of non- fiction books are now available on the ground floor of Paddington Library. Please note: the lower ground floor is still closed.  Please speak to library staff for more information.

Paddington Library now has 10 study desks available and you can stay for as long as you need. Note: these study desks may not be available when library events are taking place. Please speak to library staff for more information.

Day Adult library Children's library
Monday 9.30am to 8pm 10.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 8pm 10.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm 10.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 8pm 10.30am to 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 8pm 10.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 5pm 10.30am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm Closed

This is a large and busy community and children's library with a business information point. The adult library and children's library are in two separate buildings.

Children's library address:

 Westbourne Park Baptist Church, Westbourne Park Villas, W2 5EA