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


2 women smiling while one reads from a book of poetry

Landon is home to Poetry London: a poetry series featuring readings by  poets from across Canada and poetry workshops. At this outdoor event, a poetry billboard was launched with balloons, treats and poetry readings.

All Programs  

Drop In  


Just for Fun

Book Clubs

ESL and Languages

Computer and Technology

Movies and Films

Health and Wellness



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.
Our library and cosponsored programs are enthusiastically received by the community. For children, we offer storytimes, class visits, march break, summer reading and seasonal programs. For adults we feature a book discussion group, creative writing, knitting circle, yoga, author readings, and even regular evening concerts in partnership with Home County Folk Festival.


Landon Branch Library

The Landon Branch Library has served the city's "Old South" since 1918 and from its present location since 1955.

The library is ideally situated in the Wortley Village, within walking distance of five elementary schools, a high school, two daycares and numerous seniors' apartment buildings.

The building had a facelift in 1998 and 2005 improving accessibility making washrooms and meeting rooms accessible to all.

The building is home to a remarkable collection of public art including thirteen magnificent stained glass windows by Ted Goodden; two handmade quilts by Skye McDonald and three framed posters by Greg Curnoe.

We serve an increasing number of young families and one of the London's highest concentrations of seniors.

Community groups including Old South Community Organization, Wortley Merchants, Old South Heritage groups, Old South Justice Circle and Middlesex London Health Unit meet regularly at the Branch.

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Historical Facts about Landon Branch

 May 1, 1916 Fred Landon becomes London's fourth chief librarian.

December 28, 1918 London’s second branch library, South (presently Landon) Branch opens at 14 Askin Street.

January 17, 1922 The Board of Education grants the use of a room in the new Victoria Public School to the London Public Library Board for its South (presently Landon) Branch Library.

1924 The South (presently Landon) Branch Library moves to its present location at 167 Wortley Road.

September 8, 1955 A new building is opened for the South Branch Library and it is renamed the Fred Landon Branch Library.

September 17, 2005 The completely renovated Landon Branch opens with enlarged children's and collections areas, a new community meeting room, the addition of an elevator and new exterior entrance ways, ramp, sidewalk and stairs.


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

Landon Branch Profile (PDF)


A parking lot, available to patrons behind the building, is accessible by a laneway off of Bruce Street ( a one way street heading East).

Bus Route

You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 15 Downtown–Westmount Mall which stops within 250 metres of the branch and Route 4 Fanshawe College–White Oaks Mall which stops within a half kilometre.

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

At the Library

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