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Libraries and Heritage Service
Public library and local heritage

Library Membership

Library membership is free to everyone and you can join online or at any Wandsworth library. 

All you need to do is complete a membership form and show identification confirming your current name and address and your signature.

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Home Delivery


If you have difficulty accessing the library please ask about the Home Delivery Library Service which may be able to bring books to your home.


For more information on this service, please call: 020 8877 1742, or email:

Local History Archive and Heritage Service

The local history and archives collection is located in the Heritage Service on the first floor of Battersea Library. The search room is open for visitors. Heritage staff can provide help with enquiries on local and family history.


A range of material is available - with books, local newspapers on microfilm, maps, original archives and photographs.


How to view the archive
To view archive material please try to let staff know in advance, as it is not always possible to retrieve material on the day. 


Opening Hours

  • Monday, Friday and Saturday: 9am-5pm*
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 9am-8pm*

*Qualified staff will be available all day on Tuesday and Friday and until 1.30pm on Saturday.


Telephone: 020 7223 2334           Email:


Finding Us

Battersea Library
265 Lavender Hill
SW11 1JB

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