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Library and Archives update - from Monday 18 January 2021

Westminster’s libraries and the Archives Centre are offering a reduced service under the national lockdown Stay at Home measures, in line with Government guidance. 

The following libraries will be temporarily closed for 3 weeks:

  • Mayfair Library (please visit Charing Cross or Marylebone libraries)
  • Victoria Library (please visit Pimlico Library)
  • Westminster Reference Library (please visit Charing Cross Library)
  • Westminster Archives Centre will only open on Tuesday, 10am to 6pm

The rest of our libraries will remain open to provide:

  • Select and collect services for collecting reservations and returning library items
  • Access to computers for essential use

We ask that all library visitors wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. We have heightened hygiene and social distancing measures in place to ensure library visitors can still safely enjoy our services.

Note: Paddington Children's Library and Westminster Music Library are closed.


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