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Clapton Library

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

Join library

Once you’ve applied, visit 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.​

Renew books, CDs and DVDs

What can I find at the library?

As well as adult fiction and non-fiction books the library offers:

  • large print books and talking books
  • children’s library service
  • foreign language books and audio-visual material
  • parents’ and carers’ collection
  • DVDs, videos and music CDs
  • language courses
  • self-service machines
  • online information resources
  • free computer access and basic computer coaching
  • free wi-fi for library members
  • printing facilities, photocopier and scanner
  • reading area
  • study area
  • private study area
  • meeting room for hire
  • quiet reading areas
  • teen zone

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Events and activities – what’s on in Hackney libraries

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.

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?

Adults: 2 hours, children: 1 hour. Additional time is available on request.

New to computers and the internet?

Beginner’s sessions are available. Please book in advance by asking staff.

How much is printing and scanning?

Black and white: 10p, colour: 50p.

Room for hire for meetings and events

Contact for booking enquiries.

Meeting room – capacity: 25 standing (without tables) 15 seated (with tables)

  • first floor room, with black out blinds and carpet flooring
  • kitchen facilities/appliances: Kettle, fridge, sink with hot and cold water
  • flip chart, pens and paper are available on request for an additional charge
  • free public wi-fi with library membership card
  • no additional services or equipment available other than those listed


  • wheelchair access
  • lift to the first floor
Page updated on: 9 May 2019

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Northwold Road
E5 8RA


Opening times

  • Mon, Tues, Thur 10am - 8pm, Wed 1pm - 6pm, Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sunday