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Artizan Street Library and Community Centre


Due to the Coronvirus situation we are closing our doors tomorrow until further notice, but the good news is you can still continue borrowing books electronically via

With over 20,000 books, DVDs, CDs, maps, Spoken Word items and children’s books, there is something for everyone. We have:

  • Books, DVDs, CDs
  • Audio books and language sets
  • Free WiFi and internet access.
  • Daily newspapers
  • A reading group
  • Rhymetime and Stay and Play for under fives
  • Adult education sessions
  • Home delivery service
  • Friendly, expert staff

You can spend your Time Credits at the Library:

  • CD/DVD hire, Pilates, chair massage and dance lessons = 1 Time Credit
  • One-hour 'Pilates for Seniors' and 'Backcare Pilates' classes and London drawing classes = 2 Time Credits

Who to contact

020 7332 3810
Artizan Street Library & Community Centre
Parent Organisation

Where to go

1 Artizan Street
E1 7AF

Local Offer


We carry books that are edited and designed to minimise some of the obstacles that can stop reluctant, struggling and dyslexic young readers from getting hooked by a book.

Tricks to make the books accessible include:

  • Short word lengths so readers can enjoy the achievement of finishing a book
  • Lots of chapter breaks so readers can take a rest
  • Cream-coloured paper to minimises glare
  • Dyslexia-friendly fonts
  • Lots of illustration in lower reading-age titles to help with understanding
  • Age (RA) and interest age (IA) ratings on the books date label to help you choose

Research shows that once a reader is hooked by a story, reading ability improves.


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