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Our libraries are welcoming back customers with heightened hygiene and social distancing measures in place to ensure everyone can safely enjoy all that our libraries have to offer.


The libraries are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. Note: Mayfair Library is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 6pm. Details of our weekend opening hours can be found here.


Note: Paddington Children’s Library is still closed. Children’s books can be returned to the adult library on Porchester Road and we have a small selection of children’s books and DVDs available for loan at this site. For a greater selection, our next nearest libraries are Maida Vale and Queen’s Park. Also, due to essential building maintenance, Victoria Library is only open for computer access and enquiries.


Westminster City Archives has also reopened; their opening times are Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.


More details on our reopening is available on our website.


Like to learn how to use some of our eResources? Check out the online tutorials below:



Welcome to Westminster libraries

From books, DVDs and games for hire, to research, archives and online information & learning - there’s something for everyone at Westminster Libraries & Archives.

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Use the catalogue on your mobile - download the app. Search for, renew and reserve items online. Scan a book barcode anywhere and immediately find out whether the book is in stock in your library.