Opening Hours

The LBC Library is open:

Monday to Thursday from10.00am to 5.00pm, and at other times by appointment.

Friday from 9am to 3pm (winter) and 9am to 4pm (summer)

The library issue desk is staffed:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm and Thursday morning by a volunteer.

For general inquiries and book renewals, please phone the library issue desk on 020 8349 5611 or email

Please note that during the months of July and August and the last week in December the Library may be unstaffed. Please contact the Librarian (020 8349 5610) to see whether an appointment is possible or contact the general office for assistance (0208 349 5602).

Borrowing Books

Members of the LBC library, students, and staff of Leo Baeck College are entitled to borrow books from the library as long as they are not reference books or standard titles.

Up to three books may be borrowed at any one time for a period of up to three weeks.  After this period the books should be returned to the library or renewed over the phone, by email, or online through the catalogue (users require a login).  Books may be renewed three times before they need to be returned to the library for further renewal.