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  1. Programs
  2. History
  3. Bus and Parking
  4. Meeting Space
  5. Art Exhibits
  6. At the Library


Jeremy Jeresky in front of the community art project at Beacock.

In Summer of 2014, Beacock Library got a striking new mural in Meeting Room A as a result of a community development project led by artist Jeremy Jeresky

All Programs  

Drop In  

Health and Wellness

Workshops and Classes

Book Clubs

Just for Fun

Computer and Technology

ESL and Languages

Movies and Films



Teens or Tweens







Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

We work in partnership with a variety of community organizations including: OEYC (Ontario Early Years), Middlesex Health Unit, LIHC (London Intercommunity Health Centre), Hutton House, NELCE (Northeast London Community Engagement), and LUSO Community Services. We create services and programs that help to make us the “hub” of the community. For instance, we are providing dual language storytimes, we have begun an Immigrant Seniors Group in partnership with LIHC.


Beacock branch library

The Beacock Branch Library serves the areas of Carling and Huron Heights. Our services and programs provide you with reading material and internet access but also with a place to meet and talk, a place to study (we have 3 study rooms to offer) and a place to enjoy and relax.

You can challenge yourself with a new book, learn word processing, access on-line databases, play games on the computer, set up an e-mail account and watch a movie.

The library provides endless ways to enrich the mental, physical and spiritual parts of your life.

Historical Facts about Beacock Branch

1967 The eighth branch library, Northland (presently Beacock) Branch, opens in the Northland Mall at 1275 Highbury Avenue.

1972 The ninth branch library, Northridge Branch, is opened at 1444 Glenora Drive as an extension of the Northland (presently Beacock) Branch Library.

March 14, 1982 The Northland (presently Beacock) Branch Library moves to a new building at 1280 Huron Street.

1985 The Northland Branch Library is renamed the E.S. Beacock Branch Library.

September 16, 1998 The Employment Resource Centre opens at the Beacock Branch Library.

June 11, 2005 A renovated Beacock Branch with an enlarged children's area, renovated meeting rooms and newly built reading room, opens.

January 2009 The Library Settlement Project is started at four locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood. The project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnerships with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the London Cross Cultural Centre, LUSO Community Services and the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

June 23, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Beacock, Pond Mills and Westmount branches.


Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.


We have a parking lot beside the library.

Bus Route

You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 14 HighburyRoute 21 Huron Heights, Route 27 Fanshawe College, and Route 32 Windermere which stop within 250 metres of Beacock; Bus Route 25 Kilally stops within half a kilometre.

Go to LTC Webwatch and use the drop-down menus to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

Address & Phone #         

Beacock Branch Library

1280 Huron Street
London, Ontario
N5Y 4M2

Phone: (519)-451-8140                               

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 9am - 9pm
Wed: 9am - 9pm
Thu: 9am - 9pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm

Meeting Space

Click HERE for printer-friendly pdf of table.

Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Music Practice Rooms, Reading Gardens, Study Rooms, and Wolf Performance Hall.

For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meeting Space rental staff at (519)-661-5120 or

(# of ppl)
Rate ($)
Non-profit, London onlyProfit, London onlyOutside London

Meeting Room A

60 (lecture)
$60 $120 $160 

Meeting Room B

35 (lecture) $45 $90 $120

Special Purpose:
Study Room A

10 free $15 $22

Special Purpose:
Study Room B

10 free $15 $22
Special Purpose:
Study Room C
10 free $15 $22

Art Exhibits

Exhibit space is available to new and established London artists and artists' groups at the Beacock Branch Library.

Exhibit fees will be charged and are non-refundable.  Fees are for a calendar month or any part thereof. 

Requests from out-of-town artists and artists' groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis.   Special rates apply.

  • Lobby Display Case, 6' wide x 4' high x 1' deep with one shelf. Exhibit charge: $15 plus HST; out-of-town rate: $22 plus HST
  • Display Case,  69" high, 16 " wide, 13" deep with 4 shelves. Exhibit charge: $15 plus HST; out-of-town rate: $22 plus HST

To book exhibit space, call us at (519)-661-5120. You will be required to sign a Space Use Agreement and Exhibit Waiver of Claim and pay the Exhibit fee at time of booking.

Please read:

Art Exhibits at other Library locations:
Pond Mills

At the Library

Beacock Branch Library Collection

Adult / General



Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

Library Services

In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

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