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The Poetry Library is a unique resource - the largest collection of modern and contemporary poetry in the UK and home to a treasure trove of children's poetry books.

Access to about 100,000 books, CDs, videos and cassettes, including over 4,000 children's books

Teaching poetry collection - textbooks, classroom anthologies and workbooks

Loan of books for classroom use

Suggestions of poems on particular themes

Free membership to children, adults and groups

Advice for young poets

Information on useful organisations which can help schools with poetry and creative writing

Specialist staff who can find poems on specific themes

Web-based catalogue and wide-ranging poetry databases

Poetry magazine collection and online resource

Postal loan service for people with sight problems

For more information phone us on 020 7921 0664 or email

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