Information and Reference Library

Information and Reference Library
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Greater London

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020 8734 3308

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The Information and Reference Library, which houses the Borough's main collection of reference materials, provides a General and a Business Information Service. We offer computer taster sessions on a wide range of topics ranging from basic IT skills, how to shop online safely to using e-readers.
The library offers free Wi-Fi and wired internet access and use of its People’s Network computers with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). A range of online encyclopaedias and dictionaries plus newspapers, business and family history databases are also available.

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The Information & Reference Library is located on the first floor of the Old Town Hall. Study space is available in the Riverside Room and the Seminar Room. Both these venues are avilable for hire, along with the Whittaker Ellis Suite.
Scanner, photocopier, free-to-use computers, printing, Wi-Fi.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Comics Workshop: The Spirit of a Place

  • 25 April 2015 2-3:30pm

Young people 13-19 yrs old are invited to join comics creator Karen Rubins for a workshop inspired by CityRead 2015 novel Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. Look at the local places you know well in a new way, as you create your own genius loci character and write and draw your own comic strip story about them.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17


Free of charge, but booking essential as numbers are limited.