Waltham Forest libraries

Library shelves


    We have had to make the difficult decision to close the below libraries

    • Higham Hill
    • Hale End
    • Lea Bridge
    • Wood Street
    • Chingford
    • Leyton
    • Leytonstone

    Walthamstow Library will remain open to deliver essential services such as death registrations, parking visitor permits and benefits and council tax support. However, you can access these services online by following the links.

    This decision means that library staff can now go on to support our essential services.

    We have made a number of changes to our online and home delivery offer so that our library service can support our residents at this challenging time.

    People will be able to join a library online without needing to visit, we are increasing home deliveries and all late fines will be waived for the next three months.

     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

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    To register for a library card or manage your existing membership, visit the Waltham Forest Libraries website.

    Our library service provides assistance with the UK government’s EU Exit: ID Document Check app

    For enquiries please

    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
    Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4AA