Due to essential maintenance work our library management system and catalogue will be offline on Sunday 16th March. While the system is unavailable you will not be able to access the catalogue or your personal account.
In addition, staff will be unable to help you search, take your payment or place reservations for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Joining the library
You can join online or at any of our libraries
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.
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
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:-
Find out more about this scheme and the range of self-help books that are available in Hammersmith and Fulham libraries.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - please include your library card number and the name of your home library in all email correspondence.
Phone: We are experiencing technical issues with our 24 hour automated telephone service for renewals and information and the service is currently suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Post: Hammersmith Library, 181 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT
See local library pages for local library details.
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 1 April 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.
We are always pleased to receive your feedback and comments.
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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 email@example.com or leave your details at the library.