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Clapton Library

Apply for membership

Membership is free and anyone can join - you do not have to be a Hackney resident.

Apply now


Once you have applied, go to any of our library branches with your confirmation number and ID to activate your membership. You can also join in person at any of our library branches.

What can I find at the library?

As well as adult fiction and non-fiction books the library offers:

Book a computer

You need your library card number and PIN to access the booking system. If you need a new library card or have forgotten your PIN, visit one of our libraries.

Book a computer


You can also book by phone or in person, by using the booking kiosk in the library.

How long can I access a computer for?

Adult: 1 hour, child: 30 mins. Additional time is available on request.

New to computers and the internet?

Basic familiarisation sessions are available. Advance booking is required, please ask staff.

What is the cost for printing and scanning?

Black and white = 10p, colour = 50p

What's on at Clapton Library

Find out what's on

Room for hire for meetings and events

Please contact for all booking enquiries.

Meeting room - Capacity: 25 standing (without tables) 15 seated (with tables)

  • First floor room, with black out blinds and carpet flooring.
  • Kitchen facilities/appliances: Kettle, fridge, sink (hot and cold water).
  • Flip Chart, pens and paper are available on request for an additional charge.
  • Free public Wi-Fi with library membership card.
  • No additional services or equipment available other than those listed.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift to the first floor

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Page updated: 11 Dec 2015 

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Contact details

Clapton Library
Northwold Road
E5 8RA
Opening Times
Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am - 8pm, Wed 1pm - 6pm, Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sunday.
Tel:020 8356 3000 (020 8356 2539 Renewals Line)