Location and opening hours


Walthamstow Library

High Street
E17 7JN

Opening times

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

Following a recent survey, we will be making some exciting changes to the layout of Walthamstow Library. 

You told us that:

  • the Children’s area was not large enough to accommodate the popular events schedule 
  • that the noise levels disrupted study and quiet reflection in the adult library

As a result, we will be moving the location of our Children’s library. It will now be located in the current reading area. This will provide more space for events, easy access to baby changing facilities, and some space for parking buggies.

The existing Children’s library will be furnished with comfortable new seating. It will include added charging points for your portable devices and a quiet space for study and flexible working. We will also be adding meeting pods, which can be hired for business meetings.

We will be installing new booths and seating for the café area so that you can enjoy a coffee in comfort. These works will commence on Saturday 4 March 2023 and will be completed by Saturday 1 April.

During this time, some areas will be temporarily unavailable whilst we are busy implementing the new changes to your library.


It is free to join for anyone – you do not have to be a Waltham Forest resident.

Join online or in person.


Walthamstow Library hosts a range of events for kids and adults. These include rhyme time, story time, computer support sessions, and more.

Room Hire

Walthamstow Library has a range of different spaces available to hire. We have two meeting rooms available, one new children’s room, and an assembly hall that can hold up to 100 people. Our spaces cater to all different needs whether they are meetings, parties, or gatherings.

Walthamstow Library front view

Walthamstow Library front view

Walthamstow Library events space

Walthamstow Library events space

Walthamstow Library large meeting room

Walthamstow Library large meeting room