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Barbican Children's Library

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Project loan collections

We provide project loan collections to local schools. Call us on 020 7628 9447 or email for more information.

Reading groups

We run three reading groups for children aged seven to 14. Call us on 020 7628 9447 or email for more information.​​

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    Children and young adults

    Reading support, activities for under five's and events for children, young adults and families

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    Reading support

    Support to help children improve their reading skills

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    Opening hours

    Monday 9.30am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 9.30am - 7.30pm
    Wednesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
    Thursday 9.30am - 7.30pm
    Friday 9.30am - 2pm
    Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

    Contact us
    020 7628 9447

What's happening
The Centre for Russian Music: Inside the Collections
27 Dec 2017 - 28 Mar 2018
00:00 - 23:59
Barbican Library

The Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, opens up its collections for display at Barbican Music Library.

Find out more about The Centre for Russian Music: Inside the Collections
Creative Writing Course
24 Feb 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Barbican Library
Introductory offer: £75 SEASON TICKET for six week course (so includes one free if participant attends all six) or £15 per session.

This writing course is for everyone who wants to write

Find out more about Creative Writing Course
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