Libraries in Lagos

Posted Thursday, 26 January 2017

I’m preparing for exams that I’ll be taking later this year and decided go on a little hunt for libraries in my neighborhood that I can visit everyday for a few hours to study. PS: I live on the mainland.

I was in search of a public library where I won't have to pay too much or at least not more than a stipend. I remembered a library I used to visit when I was younger and I decided to go back and check it out but I was so disappointed. It was dilapidated and unkempt. The building is almost in ruins and it was a sorry site as it's such an amazing structure. The lack of maintenance makes it look so old. Apparently this is the same condition you may find many other public libraries in, in Lagos.

Our lack of reading culture is quite evident in the fact that our public libraries are practically falling apart. Luckily, I found a few private ones that are properly maintained and are conducive for learning. For those of you that might have been searching like I was, here's a list of some of the libraries I found that you might enjoy.


Lean Hub Library: This is a private library in Lekki Phase 1, Membership subscription can be weekly, monthly or per annum, it has free wifi and looks very comfortable and quiet.

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National Library Yaba: This is along Herbert Macaulay way. It's free all you need is an id card to get inside the main library. They have books available but you cannot go in with your own books. You have to sit outside if you want to read your own books.

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The Reading Corner: This is specifically for kids, it's great that we have something like this to build up the reading culture in children from a young age. It is located in Ikoyi (former Fantasyland).

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Liam and Noel’s Book Club: This is located in Lekki Phase 1, they have books that you can borrow, free internet and there are also books for sale.

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Gani Fawehinmi Library: This is a private library located in Surulere, it contains recent books. You need to pay a token to become a member. You can either be a premium or regular member.

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