Tel: 01702 215011
Fax: 01702 213479
Renewals: 01702 215011

Opening Times

  • Monday: 9.00am - 7.00pm 
  • Tuesday: 9.00am - 4.00pm 
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm 
  • Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed


  • Street Parking along London Road
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Water Cooler
  • Photocopying
  • Faxing Services
  • Computer Access
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Meeting Room for hire

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer

Please note: Recruitment opens on Saturday 24th March.

Southend Libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 or over to help children keep reading in the summer holidays. Have fun, gain new skills and it’s great for your CV.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 18 hours from Saturday 21st July to Saturday 1st September 2018.

As a volunteer you will help library staff:

  • sign children up for the Summer Reading Challenge
  • talk to children (mainly aged 4 to 11) about their books
  • hand out stickers and rewards

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th June.

For more information please see take a look at the Role Description and apply online on the Essex Libraries website.

There's a high demand for places, so don't delay as we give priority to those who register first.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please contact the Community Development Team or 01702 534123.

Story Rhymes


Weekly half hour sessions of stories & nursery rhymes for children under 5 years old for their mums, dads, grandparents & carers.

No booking necessary & sessions are FREE!

(Term time only excluding the FORUM)

Tuesday: Westcliff Library

April 17 - July 17

9.30am - 10am, 10.30am - 11am

June 5th National Bookstart week special story rhymes


If you would like to help out with the library garden then visit Westborough Gardening Club on Facebook.