Waltham Forest libraries

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A Waltham Forest library card gives you access to:

  • over six million books, eBooks and eAudiobooks across 170 London library branches - via the Waltham Forest Libraries website or our library app
  • thousands of information resources and reference materials, including family history research tools, business and legal resources, and various newspapers, magazines and eMagazines
  • free Wi-Fi and PC computer use in the borough’s eight libraries
  • a range of online courses, including language lessons, driving theory test preparation and computer skills lessons

Many of our libraries host a range of free community events and activities. To keep up-to-date and get involved, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Our Libraries have rooms for hire for your event or meeting, take a look at our room hire guide.

To register for a library card or manage your existing membership, visit the Waltham Forest Libraries website.

Our library service provides assistance with the UK government’s EU Exit: ID Document Check app

Please note: If you are looking to register a birth or death, or give notice to get married, our registrars service is now available for more hours. It's also available at two new locations in both Walthamstow and Leytonstone Libraries.

To continue delivering quality services to our residents, we are will be modernising the lift at Leytonstone Library, from 3 September. This means both the library and our Registrars service will have stair access only until mid-September. If you need the lift, please make your appointment for registration services in Walthamstow. For library services, please use our nearest Library Plus at Leyton  (High Road, Leyton, London E10 5QH).  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

You can book your appointments online as usual where a choice of locations is now available. Our death registration service continues at Whipps Cross and you can still book ceremonies at Grove Road. Please click the appointment type you require for further details.

The Green, Chingford E4 7EN
Castle Avenue, Highams Park E4 9QD
North Countess Road, Walthamstow E17 5HS
Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 7HU
High Road, Leyton E10 5QH
6 Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG
High Street, Walthamstow E17 7JN
Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4AA