Information and Reference Library

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Old Town Hall Whittaker Avenue
Greater London

The Information and Reference Library, which houses the Borough's main collection of reference materials, provides a General and a Business Information Service. We offer computer taster sessions on a wide range of topics ranging from basic IT skills, how to shop online safely to using e-readers. The library offers free Wi-Fi and wired internet access and use of its People’s Network computers with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). A range of online encyclopaedias and dictionaries plus newspapers, business and family history databases are also available.

Further information

Opening Hours:

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Facilities and services


  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets
  • Library with public access
  • Study facilities
  • Wi-fi available

Facilities information:

The Information & Reference Library is located on the first floor of the Old Town Hall. Study space is available in the Riverside Room and the Seminar Room. Both these venues are avilable for hire, along with the Whittaker Ellis Suite. Scanner, photocopier, free-to-use computers, printing, Wi-Fi.


  • General guide to collections available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Information point provided
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Loan service

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