Parks

We are not closing parks at this stage as we are mindful of the health and well-being benefits of being outside. However, you must rigidly observe the Government and NHS advice on social distancing such as keeping 2 metres away from other people. Play areas, tennis courts and outdoor gyms should not be used at this time. People who need to stay at home and self-isolate must do so. If the guidance is not followed this position on parks and open spaces will be reviewed.

Arts service changes

Havering Music School and Fairkytes Arts Centre are closed. The pre-school on the Fairkytes site is open on in line with government guidance on schools. Our arts and sports events and activity programmes are all cancelled.

Library closures

All Havering libraries are closed. Read more

Leisure centres are closed

Given the directive from government, the centres will no longer open.

Romford Central Library

St Edwards Way, Romford, RM1 3AR

01708 432389 / 432387

central.library@havering.gov.uk

Access information for disabled users

Romford Library front entrance

Events

See all events coming up at Romford Central Library

Services

  • Books, including large print and audio CDs
  • Local Studies library
  • Computer access and printing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Scanning facilities
  • Colour and black and white facilities
  • Which magazines
  • Computer access to ancestry.com and findmypast.com
  • Health and wellbeing books and information
  • Exhibition space
  • Electoral roll
  • SMART Table
  • Cycle posts
  • Wheelchair/pushchair access
  • Free online services including ebooks and audiobooks
  • Citizens Advice Havering
  • Job Club
  • Amazon Locker
  • Recycling sacks

Opening hours

  • Monday: 10am - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Transport

  • Buses 5, 66, 86, 103, 128, 174, 175, 193, 247, 248, 252, 294, 296, 347, 365, 370, 375, 496, 498, 499, 648, 649, 650 and 651.
  • Romford TFL train station
     

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