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Barbican Library

Visit us for:

  • A dedicated children's and music library
  • Special collections in art, music, finance and London
  • Graphic novels, books and audio books
  • A home delivery service
  • CDs, DVDs and language sets
  • Free Wi-Fi and computers with internet access
  • Reading groups
  • Friendly, expert staff
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    Barbican Children's Library

    A wide range of books for children of all ages, storytimes, rhymetimes and events for children and families

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    Barbican Music Library

    The largest collection of CDs in a London public library, with listening booths, electronic pianos, and sheet music & books for hire.

​Contact us

General enquiries 
020 7638 0569 
barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Children's library enquiries 
020 7628 9447
 barbicanchildren@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Music library enquiries
020 7638 0672
barbicanmusic@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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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

    The library is closed on bank holidays.

    Address

    Barbican Library
    Silk Street
    London, EC2Y 8DS
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What's happening
Women in Jazz
Date:
16 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Time:
00:00 - 23:59
Location:
Barbican Library
Cost:
Free

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.

Find out more about Women in Jazz
Vision
Date:
02 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
Time:
09:15 - 17:30
Location:
Barbican Library
Cost:
Free

A multi-media art exhibition.

Find out more about Vision
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