Library closures

We are sorry, Askew Road Library is closed and will remain closed until 2 August due to staffing issues. We apologise for the inconvenience and will update this message as soon as we have further information.

Changes to libraries service due to coronavirus

Our libraries are now open and operating their normal opening hours. Visit the individual library pages to check the opening hours. 

All library visitors must wear a face covering unless exempt and provide their details for our test and trace system.

Due to social distancing and government advice, we are operating a reduced library service.

We are currently offering:

  • direct access into libraries for browsing, issue and return of items
  • limited IT access
  • photocopying
  • Amazon lockers
  • collection of recycling bags
  • limited studying slots available at Fulham, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush libraries.

The following on-site services are still suspended:

  • events and activities
  • newspapers and periodicals.

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 as normal.

Online resources

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

Online library events

Find out about our online library events.

Local studies and archives

The local studies and archives service

The service is now open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm by appointment only.

Email archives@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 3850 during opening hours to arrange a visit.