Last updated: 12 April 2024

Next review: 22 September 2024


It's free to join, and you don't have to be a Waltham Forest resident.

Join online or in person at one of your local libraries.

  • over six million books, eBooks and eAudiobooks 
  • information and reference materials, including family history research tools, business and legal resources, and newspapers, magazines and eMagazines
  • free Wi-Fi and PC computer use in the borough’s eight libraries
  • online courses, including language lessons, driving theory test preparation and computer skills lessons.

Events and activities

We host a number of events and activities at our libraries. 

To see what's happening or reserve your place, browse our events calendar.

Renew or reserve books

Once registered, you can browse the catalogue and reserve books you want to borrow.

Renew ones you're still reading.

Library online

You can access the library 24/7 with your library card and pin, and also via our library app.

Online services include:

  • ebooks
  • newspapers and magazines
  • audiobooks
  • learning and online courses
  • reference and research materials

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