Barbican Library

Barbican Library
Barbican Centre
Silk Street




020 7638 0569

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The City of London's flagship lending library with books, audio books, e-books, DVDs, music CDs and scores available for loan. Particular strengths in music, finance, arts and children's services. Public PCs offer Internet access, Microsoft Office programs, scanning and printing facilities. There is an active events programme including literature and music events, monthly art exhibitions, children's activities and reader development promotions.
The library is fully accessible by wheelchair and offers a variety of access facilities including hearing induction loops and options for magnifying screen and text.
Membership is free and available to all.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday 9.30 - 17.30
Tuesday 9.30 - 19.30
Wednesday 9.30 - 17.30
Thursday 9.30 - 19.30
Friday 9.30 - 14.00
Saturday 9.30 - 16.00
Sunday Closed

Admission charges


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.

Barbican Library Open Reading Group

  • 28 April 2015 6-7pm *on now

An opportunity to join one of Barbican Library's regular reading groups for an informal discussion of the Cityread London 2015 book "Rivers of London" by Ben Aaronovitch. Open to all who have read the novel. Kicks off with a live performance of "Mr Punch loses the Plot". Refreshments available.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15


Free, but advance booking essential.
Tel: 020 7638 0569