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 please let us know by e-mailing libraries.support.  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.


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