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Shoe Lane Library

We are open!

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am-4pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm-6.30pm

You can browse for 30mins to borrow books and you can use the computers for one hour. 

With over 42,000 books for adults and children, 2,000 videos, 4,500 music CDs plus maps and Spoken Word items, there's something for everyone. We also stock a great choice of DVDs, from the latest releases and classics to boxsets of popular TV series.

We have:

  • Books, DVDs, CDs
  • Audio books and language sets
  • Free Wifi and computers with internet access
  • Reading groups
  • Rhymetime and Stay and Play for under 5s
  • Adult education sessions
  • Home delivery service
  • Friendly, expert staff

If you have a City of London library membership, you can download our eBooks for FREE.  To find out how to set up your device to download eBooks and how to borrow them click here.

Note: Our Library Services have moved online during the national lockdown. See our updated timetable for events you can attend virtually.

Barbican and Community Libraries Virtual Events (1MB)

Who to contact

020 7583 7178

The library is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Where to go

Shoe Lane Library
Hill House
1 Little New Street


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