Join Lambeth Library for free and use our services
You can use any of the eight local libraries to borrow books, DVDs, talking books, e-books, e-magazines and language courses. We also have online resources and services for you to use and there is plenty to do in Lambeth libraries.
You can also use our libraries for study, joining a homework club, joining a book group or listening to stories and talks by authors.
Additionally, Lambeth Archives the borough's record office and local history library, is open to the public and free to use.
NEW! Check out our newly added Funding resources below. Please speak to a member of staff in order to access the Funding resources.
Our Free virtual library contains hundreds of information and reference books, maps, illustrations and interesting facts to help you with homework or just for fun. When entering your Borrower barcode, type in all characters including the 'LM P' but do not include any spaces. Letters should be typed in upper case.
Research and explore COBRA's thousands of business guides, factsheets and reports
Ancestry Library Edition allows you to search for family history records online, providing access from the 1841 to 1901 UK censuses. Please note that this resource is only accessible from computers in libraries.
Ideal for small businesses, researchers and students, amongst others, Access to Research offers free digital access to over 1.5million academic articles from over 8,400 journals.
Get in-depth information on topics such as art, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, mathematics and the sciences with articles from academic journals and conference proceedings. This service is a two year pilot of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers. Please note that publishers have not made all articles available free of charge.
An e-resource that provides instant online access to today's newspapers and magazines from various countries in full-color, full-page format and in over 50 languages.
Visit your local library and log into their Wi-Fi on the same mobile device.
Open the PressReader app and a pop up will appear confirming you have 3 days' complimentary access to download newspapers in the library and remotely on that device.
At the end of the 3 days, simply revisit your local library and login to their Wi-Fi to re-activate your complementary access for another 3 days.
A collection of fantastic books for you to download onto your computer or MP3 player. Available from the comfort of your own home, this service is not available through the Libraries People's Network system.