Six libraries serve the city of Southend-on-Sea.

To find our more information about our libraries such as location, opening times and facilities; simply select select Libraries from the menu and this will show you the locations of libraries on the map.

Then click on the pin, then the title, or click on more info on the menu and this will show you lots more information about the library you are looking for.

We encourage the continued use of face coverings whilst in the library.

Our self-service machines are available for you to issue your selections; and sanitising stations are conveniently situated within each library.

People’s Network

If you would like to use a library PC, the People's Network is available at all branches, through an advance booking system. Please book your 1-hour, self-service slot, by contacting the branch of your choice. For branch details please visit the directory.

Please note staff are not available to assist your use of the People’s Network.

Online resources

For remote access to resources, our extensive Online Reference Library is free to all Southend Libraries members. To view our full complement of e-resources including e-books, e-audio, emagazines and newspapers please visit our catalogue and follow the links:


We are always pleased to welcome new members. To begin enjoying our services, please visit our catalogue and follow the simple online registration procedure:

Contact a library

Telephone: 01702 215011

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