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Tower Hamlets


Welcome to Tower Hamlets

Welcome to Tower Hamlets Arena, the place to manage your library account, search for and reserve library stock and access free Idea Store online services.

24 Hour Library

With your Idea Store library card you have free access to exciting range of services including; dictionaries, encyclopaedias, music, newspapers and magazines.


Download up to 15 ebooks and audiobooks at a time quickly and easily with our eLibrary.

Search Tips

Handy tips for carrying out simple and advanced searches.

How to Reserve

Find out how to place a reservation and how to check the status of your reservation.

My Account

Check what items you have on loan and when they are due back, renew items, manage reservation requests and update your contact details.

Self Registration

If you would like to join Idea Store you can complete the online registration form, and you will be allocated a temporary library card number. You can then pick up your new library card at your local Idea Store or library

Contact Us

  • Complete the Contact Us form
  • Find your local Idea Store
  • 24 Hour Renewal Line 0333 370 4700