Oxford Language Dictionaries
The Oxford Language Dictionaries Online covers Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. This resource contains fully searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries together with study materials. The Oxford Language Web, a new feature offers translations in 13 languages including Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.
Here you can browse the books that are available across the London Libraries Consortium, reserve that book that you really must read, check on your account information, renew your books and lots more.
Our range of encylopedias and information resources can be found under the information tab at the top of the page and we have a great collection of online courses that are available free of charge ... driving theory, citizenship, a new language or some dog grooming, there is something there for every need (or whim!)
If you'd prefer to Get Online in one of our libraries, then reserve a PC in advance to avoid those queues.
And don't forget to check out all the events and activities happening in a library, museum, gallery or pop-up location near you. We have Something for everyone and all events in libraries are free.
To make full use of the website you will need to create an Arena account. Once you have created your Arena account you will be able to review and rate books and you will be able to log into your library account. To access your library account you will need your library card and your PIN. If you do not have a PIN then please visit or call your local library to have it set up.
Vestry House Museum's photo archive has been made available online for the first time. The archive goes back to the 1840s, with over 500 images of the borough's streets and buildings - including landmark churches, shops and pubs - as well as portraits of local personalities and community celebrations. The images can be searched by date, area or theme.
All the photos are also available to order as high quality prints, with proceeds from sales being used to support the Museum's programme of exhibitions, events and educational projects. To view the archive visit http://boroughphotos.org/walthamforest.
Do you struggle to read the local newspaper because of a visual impairment? Well, we can help.
We are "Soundwave" the Waltham Forest Talking Newspaper. On a weekly basis we read the news from the Waltham Forest Guardian on to memory sticks for the visually impaired within the borough. As a small local charity we provide this service totally free of charge and we will even loan you a player if you do not have access to a computer to enable you to play the memory stick.
If you are interested and would like more details then please leave your telephone number on 07811 245695 and we will contact you as soon as we are able.
You need your PIN and library card number to renew and reserve items online.
You can also renew items by telephone without needing your PIN by calling
24 hours renewal line
0333 370 4700
Please note this service is only available Monday to Friday. A PIN reset request will be dealt within 48 hours.
However, you may contact your local library for PIN reset if you want it to be done more quicker.