Reading Page

Reading and books

For up to date information about our library service, opening times. visiting the library, Click and Collect service, etc. please visit our News and Updates page.

Reading Friends

Find out about our new Reading Friends project, part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. 

Search the catalogue

To search our catalogue, please use the search box above, or use the Advanced Search.

EBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

Access thousands of free eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks. All of these can be downloaded to compatible devices. Visit the eBooks and eMagazines page for more details.

Reading suggestions

Not sure what to read next? Get author recommendations with our readers' guides Who Else Writes Like...? A Readers' Guide to Fiction Authors and Who Next...? A guide to Children's Authors.

Reading groups

Do you love reading and discussing books? If so why not join one of our Reading Groups that meet on a regular basis in the borough's libraries.

We can also support your private reading group by providing you with book sets you can borrow. Find out more about our Reading Groups.

Book awards

We hold copies of all the books that make the nomination lists of all the popular book awards, such as the Orange Prize, Man Booker Prize and the Carnegie Prize. Find out more about the book awards.

Famous Merton authors

There are a number of famous writers with ties to Merton. You will find a few listed in the famous Merton authors section of this website. The list is by no means definitive, but a good place to start finding out about the literary figures that  have graced the borough. Search the library catalogue to find books by these authors.

Special collections

Books on Prescription are available at all our libraries.

Polish Collections are held at Wimbledon, Morden and Mitcham libraries.

Community Language collections, such as Urdu, Tamil and Chinese are held throughout the borough.

Music Scores are held at Morden library.

Playsets are held at Wimbledon Library.