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

For library venue locations select ‘Libraries’ on the menu below. Click ‘More info’ for each library’s opening details and facilities.

People’s Network

If you would like to use a library PC, the People's Network is available at all branches. The first hour of use is free, with additional hours being charged at £2.50 per hour if the service allows. For branch details please visit the directory.

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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