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Paddington Library

View opening times, contact details, services available and disabled access.

Opening times

Please note that the lower ground floor is still closed. Please speak to library staff for more information. 

Changes to holiday opening hours

All libraries and the archive centre will be closed on:

  • Sunday 24 December 2023
  • Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2023
  • Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2023
  • Sunday 31 December 2023
  • New Year's Day, 1 January 2024
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. 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

Venue notes

Facilities and services

  • computers - book a PC
  • 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 and DVDs
  • 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. 



Porchester Road 45
W2 5DU
United Kingdom


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.

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Published: 22 January 2021

Last updated: 7 December 2023