Idea Store Books & Reading
A wide range of books, CDs and DVDs are available in community languages; Bengali, Chinese, Somali, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Fees & Charges
Borrowing books, CDs and DVDs from Tower Hamlets Idea Stores & Libraries is free. However, there are charges for some services and fines charged for loaned items that are overdue.
Newspapers & Magazines
You will find a wide selection of newspapers and magazines available at your local Idea Store or library. The A - Z list provides information on the location of titles and the length of time back issues are kept for.
Premium Reservation Service
To place a reservation for a book title that is not in stock, within Tower Hamlets and our London Libraries Consortium partners, please speak to a member of staff at your local Idea Store. Please note that there is a Premium Reservation Service charge of £5 per item.
Reservations for Tower Hamlets CDs and DVDs are free, however there is a premium charge of £5 for each item reserved from outside the borough.