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Exterior of library building

Dalston C.L.R. James Library

Dalston C.L.R. James Library is the first new library to be built in Hackney for over 20 years. The building is also the new home for Hackney Archives. Facilities include:

  • adult library
  • children's libraries
  • books, study materials, online reference sources
  • free community and education facilities
  • study spaces
  • computers
  • rooms for hire
  • free WiFi . 

Quick picks area

If you only have a few minutes to spare you they can pop into the library, select a best seller, issue it to yourself with a self service machine and be on your  way.

What's on in Dalston Library

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Page updated: 5 Jan 2015 

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Contact details

Dalston C.L.R. James Library
Dalston Square
E8 3BQ
Opening Times

Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm, Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm.
Tel:020 8356 3000 (020 8356 2539 Renewals Line)

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