Provide museum and library services for Southend.

Six libraries serve the cityÿof 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 provideÿthe 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

Location & Contact Details


13th Floor, Civic Centre

Victoria Avenue




Opening Times


Email Address

museums contact; library contact


museums - 01702 212345; libraries - 01702 215011