Barbican Library

Barbican Library
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
England

Website

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/barbicanlibrary

E-mail

barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Telephone

020 7638 0569

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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:

Library

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

Free

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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Family History Research Sessions

  • 2 — 30 April 2014 *on now

An opportunity to research family history and connections with the Great War in one-to-one guided sessions using the Barbican Library's genealogy databases. Booking essential. Tel. 020 7638 0569.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Booking essential. Tel. 020 7638 0569.
barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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The Day the Lamps Went Out: WWI and the City of London Guided Walk

  • 22 April 2014 2-3:45pm

Guided walk around the square mile, looking at memorials from the Great War and sites with WWI connections and stories. Enjoy the expert knowledge of the City Guides on this historical tour which starts from Barbican Library and lasts approx. 1hr 45 mins. May be booked in advance, payment to the Guide on the day. £7.00 per person, £6.00 concession for Senior Citizens and Barbican Library members.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • Family friendly

Admission

May be booked in advance, payment to the Guide on the day. £7.00 per person, £6.00 concession for Senior Citizens and Barbican Library members.
barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Barbican Library Open Reading Group

  • 29 April 2014 6-7pm

An opportunity to join one of Barbican Library's regular reading groups for an informal evening talking about the Cityread London 2014 book, 'My Dear, I wanted to tell you' by Louisa Young. Open to all who have read the novel. Refreshments available. Free, but advance booking advisable. Tel. 020 7638 0569

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Free, but advance booking advisable. Tel. 020 7638 0569
barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Website

http://www.cityreadlondon.org.uk

Drawing of a Soldier

The Great War Remembered: Poetry and Readings

  • 30 April 2014 6:30-8:30pm

Come and experience life in the trenches through the words of the World War One poets, brought to life by the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors. Doors open at 18.00 for refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Free, but booking advisable. Tel. 020 7638 0569
barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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