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Shoe Lane Library provides a sanctuary in the heart of the City, engaging workers, residents and students alike with a space to read, sit and study. The library offers books, spoken word recordings, CDs and DVDs as well as a dynamic children's library area, open to all.

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The Library is wheelchair accessible.


If you would like to sponsor our programmes for adults and children, please consider making a donation to our libraries by clicking here. 100% of all monies received from donations comes to the Barbican and Community Libraries service. 

Barbican & Community Libraries Strategy PDF (700KB)
Date submitted: 9/06/21

This document details the ambitions of the City of London’s lending libraries and shows how their work links with corporate and national objectives.

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