The Library is the City of London's leading public lending Library with books, spoken word recordings, DVDs, CDs and scores available for loan


Library floor, level 2
The Barbican Library is the City of London's leading public lending Library with books, spoken word recordings, DVDs, CDs and scores available for loan.

Opening hours
Mon, Wed: 9.30am–5.30pm
Tue, Thu: 9.30am–7.30pm
Fri: 9.30am–2pm
Sat: 9.30am–4pm
Sun: Closed

There are particular strengths in music (including listening facilities and practice pianos), arts, children's and financial sections as well as Internet access and self-service photocopying.

The Library is fully accessible by wheelchair and has a variety of access facilities including hearing induction loops, a reading magnifier machine and enhanced computer screen viewing and listening facilities.

The Library has an active events programme which includes literature events, monthly art exhibitions, children's activities and reader development promotions. Sign up for our email newsletter - send us an email or ask in the library for a form.
Membership is available to those who live, work or study in the City of London, and regular visitors to the Barbican.

Contact the Library
24hr renewals line: 020 7638 0568

Check your Library account

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Enquiries
General Library: 020 7638 0569
Music Library: 020 7638 0672
Children's Library: 020 7628 9447
Fax: 020 7638 2249

Email
barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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