Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Libraries, leisure centres and arts service changes

All Havering libraries and leisure centres are closed. 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. Our ebooks and audio books, and some online resources, have been extended to temporary members.

Virtual library

Your library card doesn't just give you access to what's in our branches.

Take a look below and find out what else your Havering membership can get you, at no extra cost.

To access follow the link you want and see the instructions to access the required service with your Havering library card.

Online learning

Take free online courses with Future Learn.

Driving and citizenship tests

Family and local history resources

These free family history databases are not available outside of Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster Libraries. Please go to one of those libraries and visit our catalogue homepage to get access to the links that take you to these sites.

Please note due to the current situation with our libraries being closed access to Ancestry has been temporarily expanded to allow library cardholders remote access from home, courtesy of Proquest and its partner Ancestry. Login with your membership number and PIN.

Ancestry website logo

Find My Past logo


Famous people and their lives

Language and learning

Legal and business resources

Newspapers and magazines

The Which? Online service is available at Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster libraries. Please go to one of those libraries and visit our catalogue homepage to get access to the link that takes you to this site. 

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