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Hackney Central library

Hackney Central Library

What can I find at the library?

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

  • Large print books and talking books
  • Children's library service
  • Foreign language books and audio-visual material
  • Parents' and carers' collection
  • DVDs, videos and music CDs
  • Language courses
  • Music scores
  • Self-service machines
  • Online information resources
  • Free computer access and basic computer coaching
  • Free Wi-Fi for library members
  • Printing facilities, photocopier and scanner
  • Reading area
  • Study area
  • The Health Spot, which provides high quality books, information and activities to promote health and wellbeing
  • Exhibition space
  • Teen Zone

What's on at Hackney Central Library


  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift

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Page updated: 24 Jul 2015 

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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.
Tel:020 8356 3000 (020 8356 2539 Renewals Line)