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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 UK public library, listening booths and orchestral sets 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
Let's talk!
Date:
29 Aug 2017
Time:
10:30 - 12:30
Location:
Barbican Library
Cost:
Free, no booking required

Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.

Find out more about Let's talk!
Rattle
Date:
14 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Time:
00:00 - 23:59
Location:
Barbican Library
Cost:
Free

An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date.

Find out more about Rattle
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