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Stoke Newington Library

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.

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 Stoke Newington Library

Find out what's on

Rooms for hire for meetings and events

Please contact for all booking enquiries.

Meeting room - Capacity: 25 seated or 25 standing

  • The room is on the ground floor with two steps to the entrance.  A removable ramp is available to provide access for wheelchair users. The room is beyond the library's newspaper storage area, so access is facilitated by staff. 
  • Free public Wi-Fi with a library membership card.  
  • No additional services or equipment is available other than those listed. 

Gallery - Capacity: 130 standing or 60 seated

  • The Gallery is a large space that is suitable for art exhibitions and rehearsals, and includes a small stage area. The space is not suitable for parties, events likely to cause noise or disturbance to neighbours, where alcohol is sold or where tickets are sold on the door.
  • Free public Wi-Fi with a library membership card. 
  • No additional services or equipment is available other than those listed.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Stairs with handrails on both sides
  • Toilets with disabled access
  • Parking nearby for blue badge holders

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Page updated: 20 Nov 2015 

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Contact details

Stoke Newington Library
Stoke Newington Church Street
N16 0JS
Opening Times
Mon to Thurs 10am - 8pm, Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 5pm. Sun 1pm - 5pm.
Tel:020 8356 3000 (020 8356 2539 Renewals)