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Wanstead Library

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Wanstead Library opening hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

For customers and staff safety, we have put some changes in place. Please read our guidance notes before visiting as we will be operating reduced services.

From Monday 24 August, public computers and printing will be available at Wanstead Library. Please call to book in advance.

All smaller libraries are currently closed until further notice. We are working to make them safe and ready. We don’t have a timescale for when they will reopen but will keep you updated.

A fines amnesty is in place which means that there will be no charges for overdue materials for the time being and books will be automatically renewed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

You can still access our virtual library and download ebooks, eaudio books and more to your device with your library card. Find out more about digital resources.

Still have questions for our libraries team? Get in touch on 020 8708 2414. Lines open 10am-5pm.

Vision RCL has compiled a list of activities to keep you entertained while staying at home, for more information see Do More at Home. For all temporary library contact numbers and updates on services please check COVID-19 Impact on Services


Wanstead Library is located in the west of the borough. In 2017 the library underwent extensive improvement works including a full redecoration, installing new furniture and shelving and a number of repairs including a new floor throughout the library. The library boasts a new, flexible layout allowing the library to programme more creatively and cater for diverse activities, while still allowing customers to access and enjoy core library services.