Provider Details

Contact Details

Provider
Whitechapel Idea Store

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
All Ages

Address Details

Street Number
Idea Store
Street
321 Whitechapel Road
Town
London
Postcode
E1 1BU

Description

Service Description

Idea Stores combine the best of traditional library and information services with lifelong learning opportunities.

Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for learning. As well as library services, they offer a wide range of adult learning courses and an extensive activities and events programme.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for learning. As well as library services, they offer a wide range of adult learning courses and an extensive activities and events programme for all the family.

Idea Store Whitechapel - the borough's flagship library, learning and information service - opened on Thursday 22 September 2005. The store offers the fullest range of services:
• A large collection of books, CDs and DVDs
• An extensive range of newspapers and magazines
• A children's library
• A cafe
• Free Internet access
• A range of state-of-the-art learning spaces and classrooms
• Specialist space for teaching dance

Joining your local Idea Store or library is easy and FREE. Just visit one of our Idea Stores or libraries and complete the application form for membership. You will need to provide proof of your name and address - this could be a driving licence, a medical card, a utility bill or any official communication that you have recently received.
https://www.ideastore.co.uk/about-us-join-today

Costs

Cost
Free

Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:00To 21:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 21:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 21:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 21:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 18:00
SaturdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SundayFrom 11:00To 17:00

OFSTED Information

OFSTED Last Inspection Date
16 December 2015
OFSTED Last Inspection Summary
Met

Questions & Answers

Are The Premises Accessible For Wheelchair Users?
Yes
Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Yes
Do You Cater For Over 8s?
Yes
Do You Have A Waiting List?
No
Do You Have Car Parking Spaces?
Yes
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Yes
Do You Have Immediate Vacancies?
Yes
Do You Offer Specific Support For Children With Additional Needs?
Yes
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Yes
Has A Service Description?
Yes
Is There A Waiting List?
No
Open To Extended Family?
Yes
Other Cost Details And Reductions:
Yes
Please Specify Whether The Referral Needs To Come From Another Agency: Other
No
Registered For 2 Year Old Grant
No
Where Do You Deliver Services From: Other
Yes
Do You Offer 30 Hours Of Free Childcare?
Yes

Further Information

Provider Type
Idea Stores / Libraries Idea Stores / Libraries Idea Stores / Libraries
Suitable For
Other Special Educational Needs/ Disability
Delivery Channels
Telephone Office / Premises Idea Store
How to Contact
Telephone Email In Person
Eligibility Criteria
Tier 1: Universal
Available Facilities
Full Day-care Healthy Eating Kitchen Play Area Public Toilets
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)

Details last updated

Last Updated
27 July 2017