Joining the library

You can join online or at any of our libraries

» How to join

» Borrowing charges and overdue charges

» Renewals

» Reservations

Online library service

With our online library service you are able to:

  • check your reservations and outstanding loans
  • renew your library books
  • search our catalogues
  • use our reference databases

24 hours a day, wherever you are.

Log in

If you are already a member, log in to your library to access library services using your library card number. This can be found under the barcode on your card.


Search the H&F library catalogue

Quick search using title, author, subject or keyword. Or go straight to advanced search options

» Cityread London

A month-long celebration of literature begins on March 31, with events, workshops and screenings planned across the capital. H&F Council is getting in on the action by staging a variety of different activities at the borough’s libraries – get more information here.

FREE audiobooks

Download free audio books with One Click Digital

Online learning

One library card

If you are a member of H&F libraries, you can now use your library card number to join either or both RBKC and Westminster libraries. You need to register with the other library who will ask for your H&F library membership number to complete the process. Read the press release:-

» West Londoners unlock access to 1 million books as three boroughs share library cards

The Reading Well - Books on Prescription

Find out more about this scheme and the range of self-help books that are available in Hammersmith and Fulham libraries.

Find self-help books at your local library

Contact us

Email: - please include your library card number and the name of your home library in all email correspondence.

Phone - renewals and information: 0303 123 0035 - our 24 hour automated telephone service - renew items, check you account and library details. For account options you will need your library membership number and PIN. If you do not have a PIN or cannot remember it you will need to go into your local library first.

Post: Hammersmith Library, 181 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT
See local library pages for local library details.

» Home Library Service

If you are unable to reach one of our libraries, our housebound reader service brings books, talking books, music cassettes and CDs to your door.

Library Management Systems

From the week of 9th June 2014, Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham will be merging their library management systems.  This will help us to provide a more seamless service to our customers through a single catalogue. You will be able to access information about books and other library items, and access your account, from one place.

As a result of this change Hammersmith & Fulham libraries will be withdrawing from the SELMS consortium. You will still be able to get all the services you have been used to from the new single catalogue, including access to over a million books in 21 libraries. You can request anything we don’t have in stock and we will try to get it for you from other UK public libraries.

If you have any questions about these developments please contact your nearest Hammersmith and Fulham library.


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Libraries loyalty scheme

Collect five differently dated receipts for borrowed items and hand them in for a free CD, DVD or reservation.  Receipts must be for first loans and not renewals.

Volunteers help to run Avonmore Library and Neighbourhood Centre

There are usually three volunteer intakes per year. If you are interested, please contact or leave your details at the library.