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Hackney central library

Hackney Central Library

Christmas and New Year opening times

View the opening times for our libraries over the Christmas and New Year period.

What can I find at the library?

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

What's on?

The Health Spot 

Launching 1 April 2014, the Health Spot will provide high quality books, information and activities aimed at promoting health and wellbeing in Hackney. 


  • wheelchair access
  • lift
  • adapted toilet
  • guide/assistance dogs allowed
  • low vision resources (magnifiers)
  • hearing loop
  • large print books
  • talking books
  • accessible computers with magnifying software.

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Page updated: 5 Dec 2014 

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Contact details

Hackney Central Library
Hackney Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ
Opening Times
Mon to Thurs 9am - 8pm, Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 5pm. Closed Sunday. Toy Library Tues: 10.30am - 12pm, Under 5s Fri: 11am - 12pm. The Hackney Libraries Renewals Line 020 8356 2538 operates Mon to Fri: 8am - 8pm. Sat: 9am - 1pm, outside those times customers can ring any Hackney Library to renew items.
Tel:020 8356 3000 (020 8356 2539 Renewals Line)
Fax:020 8356 2531