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Barbican Children's Library

Visit us for:

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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    Two teenagers are sitting on the floor holding a book each and smiling at the camera.
    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

    A young girl with her face painted is holding a dream catcher.

    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
Women in Jazz
16 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
00:00 - 23:59
Barbican Library

An exhibition of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.

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02 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
09:15 - 17:30
Barbican Library

A multi-media art exhibition.

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