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Hackney's libraries

Out libraries offer a wide range of free services for everyone. Library members can:

Apply for membership

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

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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.

Terms and conditions and fees (PDF, 27KB)

Our libraries 

Events and activities

Access and join a wide range of reading groups for adults and children and enjoy our programme of events celebrating culture and learning throughout the year.

Community library service 

If you can't get to your local library due to temporary or permanent illness, frailty or special needs, our community library service can deliver library material to your home every four weeks or deposit collections of books to nurseries, day centres and residential units on a weekly basis for free.

Online information resources

As a member of Hackney libraries you can access for free a variety of online information resources including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Oxford English Dictionary, Which? Online, (library edition) and the UK Citizenship and Driving Theory Tests

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Page updated: 28 Aug 2015 

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Contact details

Hackney Libraries
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
Opening Times
For renewals and information phone (020 8356 2539 - Renewals Line) Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, or email:
Tel:020 8356 2539 (Renewals Line)

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