Southend Libraries & Museums Service (including Southend Libraries Free Home Library Service)

About the Organisation

Provide museum and library services for Southend.

Six libraries serve the city of Southend-on-Sea.

The Forum is open from:

8am - 7pm, Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm, on Saturday

Leigh, Westcliff, Kent Elms and Shoeburyness Libraries are open from:

9am - 5pm, Monday – Saturday

Southchurch Library is open from:

9am – 5pm, Monday – Tuesday & Thursday – Saturday

We encourage the continued use of face coverings whilst in the library.

Home Library Service

We offer a free service delivering library resources to customers in their homes when they may no longer be able to visit the library.

The Home Library Service can only reach a limited number of people at any one time. So we will seek to provide the service for those people who need it most.

This means that you may be asked to wait until there is a place available at your nearest library.

Contact 01702 534123 or email

To obtain more information visit the website

Contact Email
museums contact; library contact
Phone Number
museums - 01702 212345; libraries - 01702 215011
Address Line 1
13th Floor, Civic Centre
Address Line 2
Victoria Avenue
Post Code
Opening Times
Service Area