Changes to the library service due to the coronavirus
The Hammersmith Library is a Grade II listed building on Shepherd’s Bush Road, Hammersmith, London W6 7AT. 
It was built in 1905 by the architect Henry Hare, with the sculpture of F. E. E. Schenck. 
The statues of the facade are the following: immediately at the top left of the main entrance, on the first floor, there is a statue of John Milton, while at the top right of the main door is a statue of William Shakespeare.  To the right of these statues, between the windows of the south wing of the library, are a male figure with a book, representing Literature, and a female figure with a brush, representing the Arts;  while to the left of the statues of Milton and Shakespeare, between the windows of the north wing, are a female figure with a wheel, representing Spinning, and a male figure with a pair of compasses, representing Astronomy. 
popular fiction including crime and science fiction
popular non-fiction including health, business, biographies, travel, and computer books
children’s board books and picture books
storybooks for children / informative books and fiction for teenagers
selection of spoken words and large fonts
popular newspapers / magazines and shortcut reference books
sessions under 5 years old
fully accessible public bathroom with changing table
photocopying and printing services are available (color and black and white)
card payments accepted card payments accepted at the Lending Customer Service Desk (Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, JCB, Contactless, Apple Pay and G Pay)
basket for the collection of canned and dried products donated for redistribution through the food bank of Hammersmith & Fulham
Amazon locker (nutmeg)
small electric dustbin
recycle bin for small batteries
small bulb recycling box
unlimited access to WiFi Internet
Internet access and selected Microsoft Office applications
local archives and studies.
See our library events page for more information on what’s happening in our libraries.
The Hammersmith library has been reopened.
The Hammersmith Library will be open for confidential collection, browsing, photocopying, recycling bag collection, limited access to IT and some limited study space where available. Our opening hours will be:
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
Please see the library service update page for information on changes to our library service.
Our Christmas and New Year’s opening hours are as follows:
Thursday 24 December – from 10:00 to 13:00
From Friday 25th to Monday 28th December – closed
Tuesday 29 December – 10.00-19.00
Wednesday 30 December – 10.00-19.00
Thursday 31 December – from 10:00 to 17:00
Friday 1st January – closed
Saturday 2 January 2021 – from 10am to 5pm
All our libraries are closed on public holidays.
Computer requests, renewals and reservations 020 8753 3820
Shepherds Bush Road
Close to Hammersmith tube station, opposite the police station.
Accessibility: fully accessible public bathroom with changing table.