Access our e-library 24 hours a day with your Hackney libraries membership number, barcode and PIN.

For a Limited period Ancestry UK will be available from home for Hackney libraries members. Please login with your membership number and PIN number.


You can borrow thousands of e-books for free using Overdrive from the London Libraries Consortium. If you’re not a member, join the library today.

Magazines and newspapers

Read thousands of newspapers and magazines for free:


Listen to thousands of audiobooks for free. You can borrow thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for free using Overdrive from the London Libraries Consortium. All you need is your Hackney library card. If you are not a library member, join the library today.



Page updated on: 23 April 2021

Hackney Archives


Dalston CLR James Library
Dalston Square
E8 3BQ


Opening times

  • Open Wednesday to Friday, 11am-6pm


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