Changes to libraries service due to coronavirus

Following government guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19, our libraries are closed to visitors and library services are currently limited.

Fulham and Shepherds Bush Libraries are operating a limited service from their main entrances. You can bring your items for return to these libraries and collect items you have ordered through the Select and Collect service from Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

There is no customer access on any library site for browsing or for using computers, printing, photocopying etc.

Askew Road library and Hammersmith Library are still closed but their book return boxes are open for customers to place the items they want to return.

We are sorry and appreciate how many people use the various services our libraries offer, but we are prioritising the health and wellbeing of our residents, as well as our staff.

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Select and Collect

Use the Select and Collect service to loan books and audiobooks.

Home library service

Our home library service is now running again.

The home library delivery driver will deliver your items to your door wearing personal protective equipment and maintaining social distancing at all times for the safety of our customers and staff.

If you can't get to your local library because of illness, disability, frailty or caring responsibilities and are not already using this service, why not send us an email to the address below to see if you qualify.

Library returns

Our return boxes are fully operational at all our libraries. You can return your library items that you currently have on loan to any of our sites.  

Loans and charges

Library items on loan are being automatically renewed and there will be no overdue charges during this period. Old charges will be able to be paid once we re-open.


Currently no items can be reserved from the library catalogue but any items already reserved and available will be kept at sites until we reopen. 

Online resources

E-books, e-magazines, e-papers and audiobooks are still available online.

Online groups

Under 5’s and book groups are available on our social media platforms. 

In addition to the scheduled activities there are book reviews, quotes, poems and quiz’s.

Craft posts:

  • Tuesday 2pm
  • Thursday 2pm
  • Saturday 2pm

Under 5s :   

  • Tuesday 10:30 (Live)
  • Thursday 10:30

Storytelling :

  • Monday 6pm
  • Wednesday 6pm
  • Friday 6pm