Changes to libraries service due to coronavirus

We are pleased to announce that all our libraries have reopened with the following opening hours:

Fulham, Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush libraries: open Mon to Thurs 10am- 7pm, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm

Askew Road library: open Mon, Weds, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm, Tues and Thurs 10am-7pm

Fulham & Shepherds Bush libraries: open on Sundays 11am-5pm

Avonmore Library: open Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 5pm.

All library visitors will be required to wear a face mask or covering unless exempt along with providing details for our Test and Trace system

Due to social distancing and government advice we will be operating a reduced library service at present as follows:

  • Direct access into the library for browsing, issue and return of items
  • Limited IT access
  • Photocopying
  • Amazon lockers
  • Collection of recycling bags

The following on site services are still suspended

  • Events and activities
  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Studying facilities

Our 'Out of Hours' return boxes are still in operation when we are closed and items are still being renewed automatically for the time being.

Home library service

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. 

homelibraryservice@lbhf.gov.uk

Library returns

You can return items at our 4 libraries in the out of hours boxes only.

Online resources

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

Online library events

Find out about our online library events.

Local studies & archives

The local studies & archives service

From the 12 April 2021, the service will be open Mon and Tue, 10am-1pm, and 2pm-4.30pm by appointment only. Please contact the archivist archives@lbhf.gov.uk or by ringing 020 8753 3850 Mon and Tue during opening hours to arrange a visit.