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Waltham Forest


Stock Stock

All Waltham Forest libraries stock a range of adults and childrens fiction and non-fiction titles including large print titles and Audiobooks on CD.

Stock Suggestions

We try really hard to make sure that we have the books that you like to read in your local library. However, if you can't find the book you are looking for on the shelves then let us know.  We can't promise to buy it but we'll definitely have a look and if it fits with our stock policy and we think lots of other people would also like to read it then you might find it in a library near you in a matter of weeks.


Books can be reserved from any library in Waltham Forest as well as a number of other London boroughs. These can then be collected at your nearest library. Reservations can be placed online, by phone, or in a library, please note that reservations may incur a fee – see our list of fees and charges.

Books in community languages

Some libraries hold adult fiction, and small amounts of non-fiction, in the community languages listed below:

Arabic – Walthamstow and Leytonstone Libraries

Azerbaijani - Walthamstow Library

Bengali – Walthamstow and Leytonstone Libraries

Chinese – Leyton and Wood Street libraries

Gujurati – Walthamstow library

Hindi – Walthamstow Library

Persian – Walthamstow Library

Polish – Leyton and Walthamstow libraries

Pushto - Walthamstow Library

Punjabi – Walthamstow library

Romanian - Walthamstow library

Russian - Walthamstow library

Tamil - Walthamstow library

Turkish - Walthamstow library

Urdu – Walthamstow, Wood Street, Leytonstone, Lea Bridge, Higham Hill and Leyton libraries

Newspapers and magaines

Each library holds a collection of newspapers and magazines which are available to read at the library. See the full list of magazines and newspapers.





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