A message from Carol Boswarthack, Head of Barbican and Community Libraries
We may not physically be in the libraries but all our staff are working very hard to create a number of online experiences for you and your families during these extraordinary times. We have uploaded virtual Rhymetimes and at 11am every day on YouTube, 'Barbican Joel' is doing a streamed Rhymetime. There are resources for all the family so please check our Facebook page and Twitter accounts to keep up-to-date with all our virtual experiences.
We are doing our best to keep our enquiries service running. If you have an enquiry on any subject, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] We will do our very best to answer you.
In the meantime, we already have a number of free online resources for you to use through the City of London Libraries eResources. You will find instructions on how to join and use your library membership to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics. You can also learn a new language or brush up your skills with our Transparent Languages online service.
For music lovers, have a look at Naxos*, our music and video streaming service which offers library members over two million tracks to listen to from over 800 of the world’s leading classical music labels, and over three thousand full length videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.
If you have books or other items on loan, please don’t worry about returning them now. We have renewed them all until the end of June.
Keep safe everyone.
*To log in to Naxos, enter CL followed by your library card number.
Exhibiting in the Library
Individuals and groups of artists are able to apply to hold an exhibition of their work in the Barbican Library Foyer space.
The application period for the 2021 season now closed. Forms to apply to exhibit in the 2022 season will be available from 1 May to 31 October 2020
Exhibition Facilities (pdf)