Walthamstow Library Plus

Library shelves

Opening hours

Monday - 9am to 7pm
Tuesday - 9am to 7pm
Wednesday - 9am to 7pm
Thursday - 9am to 7pm
Friday - 9am to 7pm
Saturday - 9am to 6pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm


Walthamstow Library
High Street
E17 7JN 

Disabled access guide for Walthamstow Library

Joining and using the library

If you’re new to the library or an existing member, you can use the Waltham Forest Libraries Arena website to:

You can now book a room at Walthamstow Library Plus for your event. See below for details.

Walthamstow Library Plus offers the following free services and facilities for members:

  • books: print titles, eBooks and eAudiobooks available for loan or download
  • newspapers and magazines: latest editions available to read in the library
  • computers: PCs with Microsoft Office software and internet access
  • Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the building
  • online courses: access a range of free learning material, including language lessons, driving theory test preparation, and computing skills lessons
  • public toilet (wheelchair accessible) and baby change facility

Library members can also access the following 'paid for' services with their library card:

  • printing and photocopying
  • room hire

Visit the Waltham Forest Libraries Arena website for more information on the above services. Alternatively, give us a call or visit us in person.

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From Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, staff are available to help you complete the following tasks, along with many others, at one of our self-service PCs at the library.

You can also report a change in circumstances that affects any of the permits or benefits, or drop off and scan evidence to support an existing application.


  • council house repairs
  • fly tipping
  • noise pollution
  • missed bin collections
  • pests

Pay for...

  • Council Tax
  • Business Rates
  • parking fines
  • visitor parking permits (specific areas/zones only)

Apply for...

  • resident parking permits
  • housing
  • Housing Benefit
  • Blue Badge
  • Council Tax Support
  • free school meals
  • Universal Credit

Please note: all of the above tasks can be completed via this website using our library PCs outside of staffed hours or your own PC, laptop or mobile device.

The service is available every Thursday, 10am to 5pm.

An advisor will be on hand with advice, guidance and practical paths to training designed to:

  • enhance your employability skills
  • help you work towards your employment, volunteering, work trial or further education goals
  • help you to open a Lifelong Learning account, and access workshops in CV techniques, application forms, interview techniques, covering letters, motivational skills, customer care and self-employment


  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme (term time only), 11am to 11.30am


  • Once upon a Storytime (term time only), 11am to 11.30am
  • Walthamstow Reading Group (last Tuesday of the month), 6pm to 7pm


  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme (all year, including holidays), 11am to 11.30am


  • National Careers Service drop-in, 10am to 5pm 
  • Once upon a Storytime (all year, including holidays), 11am to 11.30am


  • Once upon a Storytime (term time only), 11am to 11.30am


  • Kids Craft Club, 2pm - 4pm

For further details and availability for any specific event, get in touch or ask a member of library staff.

The library also hosts a series of special events and seasonal activities throughout the year. To find out more and book tickets, visit the Waltham Forest Libraries Arena website.

You can now book a room at Walthamstow Library Plus for your event.

The library is a beautiful, old building, close to Walthamstow Central underground station, and has four available rooms. 

The Hall: maximum 100 people

  • available outside library hours only

Community Room: maximum 25 people

  • available outside library hours only

Meeting Room: maximum 8 people

  • available during, and outside, library hours

ICT Suite

  • available outside library hours only
  • perfect for training or learning events

All four rooms have the following facilities:

  • accessible
  • external catering allowed
  • internal catering can be organised for you
  • unlimited tea and coffee
  • laptop
  • projector/ TV/ screen
  • windows and natural light
  • Wi-Fi

Book a room

Please email us, telling us the date and time of your event. We'll get back to you with availability, prices and tell you how you can pay.