24 hour library

Idea Store Online

Your Idea Store card gives you free access at home, at work or on the move to many comprehensive online resources:

24 Hour Library: Online encyclopaedias, reference books, family history, film and much more.

Idea Store Business: Factsheets for starting a small business, business information and reports, and business related eBooks.

Idea Store Business: Range of useful services to cater to users looking for business information, starting up a small business or changing career.

Idea Store Online Magazine Service: View digital copies of your favourite magazines with Idea Store and Zinio.

Idea Store Online Courses: Driving theory, citizenship course, Job Match or learn a language.

Idea Store Music Download Service

Download music free and legally with the Idea Store Music Download Service. Discover easy access to millions of songs, including Sony Music's catalogue of legendary artists and music from 28,000 labels, with music originating from over 80 countries.

There is no software to download and there are no digital rights management [DRM] restrictions. Once downloaded, the track is yours to keep.


Visit the eLibrary to download eBooks and audio books, a free service for Idea Store members.

Online catalogue

The catalogue has details of all titles in stock in Tower Hamlets and our London Libraries Consortium partners.
Search the catalogue to find details of books, CDs, DVDs, language courses and maps.
To search the catalogue, renew your loans and place reservations from your smartphone, download the Idea Store Mobile App

Renew your Idea Store library loans

Your library loans can be renewed via the Online Catalogue or by calling the 24 Hour Renewal Line on 0115 929 3388 (local call rate).

Idea Store Online Directory

Search for up-to-date information about health services and local groups, clubs and organisations in Tower Hamlets.

If you provide local services, why not register and get an account that will enable you to be listed on the directory? You will also be able to return and keep your listing up-to-date. This is a free service.