Hackney Central Library

Hackney Central Library
Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
Greater London
E8 1GQ






020 8356 2538

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At the library you can find as well as adult fiction and non-fiction books you can find large print books, talking books, foreign language books and audio-visual material
DVDs,music CDs, Language courses and music scores.

Information and reference library, newspapers and magazines and online services.
A children's library service which offers books, audio books, music,DVDs, under 5's sessions rhyme time, toy library etc...

Free computer acces, free WiFi and computer coaching.

Photocopiers ,reading and study area and exhibition space.

There are adult, children and Teen reading groups at this library and a Reading Activist hub for young people 11-19.

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Opening hours

Mon to Thurs 9am - 8pm
Fri 9am - 6pm
Sat 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Admission charges

No charges or booking required to visit the library unless attending specific events or activities where you might have to book in advanced.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Meet the "Rivers of London" author- Ben Aaranovich

  • 14 April 2015 6-8pm

Ben Aaranovich will be visiting Hackney Central Library in April as part of the London wide Citryreads events.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17