Newham library services

There are ten libraries across Newham, each offering a range of services and community activities. As well as a fantastic selection of books and other reading material of course.

Many of our libraries have a busy schedule of regular activities to suit all ages and tastes, from parent and toddler sessions, reading groups and chess to knitting, over 50s club and gentle exercise.  

Find your local library 

All our libraries provide residents with a great selection of books, activities and support. On our dedicated library website you can find your nearest library and join online.  

See what’s going on in our libraries

Try the new dedicated library website

Newham have launched the new Library Services platform. Click visit ‘Discovery’ to see and use it.

To renew items, call our 24-hour automated line on 0333 370 4700.

Click here to renew and reserve items. Access eBooks, library catalogue, or look up information and eLearning courses online.

General Opening Hours

You can call our 24-hour automated line 0333 370 4700 or click here to renew and reserve items or access online resources.

All library opening hours have been extended due to Warm Havens until 31 March 2024:

Libraries Monday - Saturday Sunday
Beckton 10am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Canning Town 9am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Custom House 10am-8pm 12pm-4pm
East Ham 9am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Forest Gate 9am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Green Street 10am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Manor Park 10am-8pm 12pm-4pm
North Woolwich 9:30am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Plaistow 9.30am-8pm 12pm-4pm
Stratford 9am-8pm 12pm-4pm

Book a PC to use at your local library

Our libraries offer a range of online learning tools, including Driving Theory Test practice, language learning resources and British Citizenship test practice.  

You can book a PC to use for any of these, or for anything else you need to do, such as writing letters, or just browsing the internet.  

You can book a PC via our Libraries website