Supported by Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Libraries

About our service

Supporting literacy and lifelong learning and providing a wide range of services that promote the exploration of the world of art, culture and literature.

Benefits of using our service

  • Free library membership, which includes free access to computers and the Internet to all those living, working and attending full-time education in Waltham Forest. For more information on facilities in each local library and to access our free online resources, please visit our Library Website.
  • The online library services include access to e-books, family history, biography, books, music, reference, newspapers, magazines and e-learning.
  • The E-Learning resource includes access to over 400 online learning courses and computer skills. This is accessed simply by registering with your Waltham Forest library membership card. For more information, please visit the online information resources page.
  • Waltham Forest Libraries also administer the running of Bookstart in the Borough. The national programme aims to provide every child in the UK with Bookstart packs of free books and other fun material to promote early book sharing and give every child the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of books. For further information, please go the Bookstart page on The Hub to see the particular services that are available to Children's Centres, Nurseries and your educational setting.
  • Waltham Forest Libraries would also be delighted to welcome your school and class to the library on a visit. The Bookstart page provides further information on class visits and this service.


Waltham Forest Libraries
020 8496 3000

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Last updated: 06 May 2016 by Barry Fong