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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.​​

Focusing on
  • News
    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

  • News
    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 - 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

    Contact us

    Email Barbican Children's Library
    020 7628 9447

What's happening
It's NOT Only Rock 'n' Roll
04 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
00:00 - 23:59
Barbican Library

An exhibition showcasing photographer Mark Allans striking prints of artists such as David Bowie, Britney Spears and Tina Turner.

Find out more about It's NOT Only Rock 'n' Roll
One City. One Book. One Month - Cityread London 2019
01 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
21:30 - 17:30
Barbican Library
Please check for individual events

A series of events hosted at Barbican and Community Libraries throughout May as part of Cityread London 2019

Find out more about One City. One Book. One Month - Cityread London 2019
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