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Personal information that you give when you join is kept on database shared by councils in The Library Consortium. It is password protected and can only be seen by staff. Let us know if you would like more information, send an email to Ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Idea Store re-opening
We’re delighted to welcome back visitors to Idea Store Bow, Idea Store Chrisp Street and Idea Store Whitechapel - while other locations continue to be assessed. To continue to keep everybody safe, Idea Stores are currently offering a reduced number of services.
You can simply pop in, (there may be a wait at busy times), or you can book ahead to guarantee your slot, including to collect books, and for access to computers and the internet.
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: Midday to 4pm
All other Idea Stores and Libraries remain closed. We are working behind the scenes to re-open further locations as soon as it is safe to do so
24 hour service
Use this website or our app to use your own Idea Store 24 hours a day. With the app you can download films, music, books, magazines and newspapers directly onto your device for free.
If you need to contact us about anything please email Ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.