Libraries

Library entrance

All libraries in Waltham Forest  have returned to their usual opening hours. We encourage all visitors to libraries to continue wearing face coverings and protect each other. 

Register for a library card or manage your existing membership, through the Waltham Forest Libraries website.

Waltham Forest library card gives you access to:

  • over six million books, eBooks and eAudiobooks across 170 London library branches - via the Waltham Forest Libraries website or our library app
  • thousands of information resources and reference materials, including family history research tools, business and legal resources, and various newspapers, magazines and eMagazines
  • free Wi-Fi and PC computer use in the borough’s eight libraries
  • a range of online courses, including language lessons, driving theory test preparation and computer skills lessons.
The Green, Chingford E4 7EN
Castle Avenue, Highams Park E4 9QD
North Countess Road, Walthamstow E17 5HS
Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 7HU
High Road, Leyton E10 5QH
6 Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG
High Street, Walthamstow E17 7JN
1 Troubridge Square, Wood Street, E17 3HB
We asked for your views on proposals to relocate Higham Hill and Wood Street and refurbish Lea Br
We have lots of events on at our libraries for all ages from rhyme time and story time for kids, to book clubs, ICT classes and more for adults.
Improving the Borough's libraries.
Rules governing the use of our libraries.
Online reference and online study resources as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines etc.
Search the catalogue and manage your membership on the Waltham Forest Libraries website.
South Chingford Community Library (SCCL) is a volunteer-run local library and a registered charity.
Free support for new or aspiring entrepreneurs, with access to: expert-run workshops in Waltham Forest libraries, one-to-one sessions with start-up advisors, and vast professional networks.
Information about your family history, history of your house or street
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