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Barbican Children's Library

Visit us for:

  • Books, DVDs and audio books
  • Computers with free, filtered internet access
  • Rhymetime and storytime for under 5s
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Friendly, expert staff

Project loan collections

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

Reading groups

We run five reading groups for children aged seven to 14. Call us on 020 7628 9447 or email Barbican Children's Library 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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    A man and child are stitting at a desk and the man is helping the child with his reading
    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 - 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

    Contact us

    Email Barbican Children's Library
    020 7628 9447

What's happening
Let's Talk
19 Nov 2019
10:30 - 12:30
Barbican Library

A conversation group for learning English

Find out more about Let's Talk
Students and Swingebucklers: Life in a Tudor Inn of Court
20 Nov 2019
12:30 - 13:30
Barbican Library
Free, no booking required

A free lunchtime talk about life in the Tudor Inns of Court.

Find out more about Students and Swingebucklers: Life in a Tudor Inn of Court
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