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UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 there are changes to library opening times.


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There are 10 libraries in and around Romford free for all to use. The main library, Romford Central Library, is in the heart of the town centre. There is a large children's section where you can sit and read with your child and an interactive play table with fun educational games. There is a disabled toilet with baby change (ask the helpful library staff for access, they have been known to allow the odd dancing foot to foot child to use this facility!) 

Other facilities include:

Free Wifi
24 computers providing Internet access & printing services
Wheelchair and pushchair access
Exhibition space
Dual language junior picture books
Amazon locker
A colour photocopier
E-books and Audiobooks
Citizens Advice Bureau onsite
Local Studies & Family History Service
*There are no fines for children's books which are returned late

Opening times:                                                                                              

Monday 10am-8pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

On Tuesdays and Thursdays the library building is open from 9am although there will be no library staff on duty until 10am. Readers can use the self service machines to issue and return books during this time.

Visit the library at St Edwards Way, Romford, RM1 3AR Tel: 01708 432389

Other libraries in the area:

  • Collier Row Library - 45 Collier Row Road, Romford, RM5 3NR Tel: 01708 434936
  • Elm Park Library  - St Nicholas Avenue, Elm Park, RM12 4PT, Tel: 01708 434919
  • Gidea Park Library - Balgores Lane, Gidea Park, RM2 6BS, Tel: 01708 434978
  • Harold Hill Library - 19A Farnham Road, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 8ED, Tel: 01708 434973
  • Harold Wood Library - Arundel Road, Harold Wood, RM3 0RX, Tel: 01708 434975
  • Hornchurch Library - 44 North Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1TB, Tel: 01708 434903
  • Rainham Library  - 6 Celtic Farm Road, Rainham, RM13 9GP, Tel: 01708 434970
  • South Hornchurch Library - Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7RD, Tel: 01708 434921
  • Upminster Library - 26 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2BB, Tel: 01708 434933