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Libraries for life

Hackney's libraries

Over a quarter of a million books, 57,000 DVDs and CDs just waiting to be borrowed, and all for free. Plus a wide range of reading groups and fun activities, educational resources and free computer and internet access.

All of Hackney's eight libraries contain well-stocked children's sections with staff able to give information on finding the right book or toy for your child. Visit your local library to see what's on offer or find out about the many events and activities.

Christmas and new year opening times

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

Our libraries

Events and activities

eBooks and audiobooks

Borrow thousands of eBooks and audiobooks free of charge.

Suggest library stock

If there is a book,CD or DVD that we don't have, you can suggest that we stock it. Email suggestock@hackney.gov.uk with the title. It does not guarantee that we will buy it, but we will let you know either way. This service is for stock suggestions only and must not be used to reserve items that we already stock.

Information and reference resources

As a member of Hackney Libraries you can access a variety of online reference resources including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Oxford English Dictionary, Who's Who? and other highly respected sources.  

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Page updated: 5 Dec 2014 


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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: info@hackney.gov.uk
Email: info@hackney.gov.uk
Tel:020 8356 2539 (Renewals Line)