Paddington Library's lower ground floor is closed and the non-fiction books are unavailable. Please speak to library staff for more information.
Paddington Library has 5 study spaces available. Each space can only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day and cannot be booked in advance. 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:
Facilities and services
- business information point
- computers - book a PC
- education information collection
- employment advice sessions
- free wifi
- Hublet - borrow a Samsung tablet to use in the library with your Westminster library card
- photocopying, printing and scanning
- reading groups
- study area
- wide range of books, talking books, newspapers and magazines, DVDs, CDs and scores
- Zoom Text and Text-to-Speech Synthesiser equipment
Scan and send service
Need to scan and send important documents? We can help with our competitively priced scan and send service. It costs £2 plus 20p per page. Speak to library staff for more information.
The adult library has level wheelchair access and a lift for people with impaired mobility (suitable for wheelchair users). The ground floor is level and is where the fiction collection, music recordings and DVDs are found. The adult reference library, study area and the non-fiction items are in the basement with access via a 19-step staircase with handrails. Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
We have events for adults, and activities for children and young people.