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


singing at Byron branch

Indoor holiday concert at the Byron branch. Music is a big part of library life whether it is holiday concerts amid the stacks or live jazz in the Wolf Hall at Central.

All Programs  

Drop In  

Book Clubs

Just for Fun

Computer and Technology

Workshops and Classes

Talks and Lectures

Health and Wellness

Personal Finance



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.


Byron library front

Byron Branch Library provides service to people living in Byron, River Bend, parts of Hyde Park and Oakridge and many residents in Middlesex County such as Komoka, Kilworth and Strathroy.

To meet your needs, we partner with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centre, St. Leonard’s Society, Investing in Children and the City of London.

Byron Branch has worked for the past seven years with St. Thomas Aquinas and Oakridge secondary schools to offer a job co-op program for students in their developmental programs.

We also work with the London Fire Department by managing their community room.

Historical Facts about Byron Branch

1935 The Byron Memorial Library is founded by the Women’s Institute.

January 1, 1961 With annexation, the library acquires its fourth, fifth and sixth branch libraries - Argyle, Broughdale and Byron - and eight bookmobile stops formerly operated by the Middlesex County Library Co-operative. The Argyle (presently East London) Branch is moved to quarters in the Argyle Mall.

April 7, 1972 The Byron Memorial Branch Library opens in a new enlarged building at 1295 Commissioners Road West.

July 8, 2005 A refurbished Byron Branch officially reopens, now fully accessible with a new elevator.

September 11, 2018 Byron Branch closes for HVAC replacement and an interior refresh.

November 13, 2018 Byron Branch re-opens following an interior revitalization.


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

Byron Branch Profile (PDF)


Parking is available behind the library off of Boler Rd. and Halls Mills Rd.

Bus Route

You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 5 Byron–Downtown and Route 17 Argyle Mall–Byron/Riverbend which stop within 250 metres of branch.

Go to LTC Routes 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.

Meeting Space

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

For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or

Art Exhibits

At the Library

Byron 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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