020 7638 0569
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.
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
London's River: the City's Ebb and Flow
- 27 April 2015 11am-12:45pm *on now
Guided walk along the Thames, starting from the City Information Centre, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M 8BX. Lasts approx. 1hr 45 minutes.
The Thames is London's lifeblood. It has brought prosperity and security, but also deadly disease. A highway, water source and playground, its banks are lined with innovative structures (Millennium Bridge, Globe Theatre, Tate Modern) which tell the story of the City's past and present.
£7 per person, £6 concession for over 60s and City of London library members, under 12s free. Payment to the Guide on the day.
Barbican Library Open Reading Group
- 28 April 2015 6-7pm
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.
Free, but advance booking essential.
Tel: 020 7638 0569