What’s on in Hackney libraries

Our libraries are free to visit and open to everyone all year round. You can use them to:
  • read books
  • charge your phone
  • access free wifi
  • browse the internet
Most libraries have study spaces and are open until 8pm.
We recognise the need to respond to rising cost of living by providing extra support for residents. Over the winter residents can:
  • pick up or donate a warm coat for someone who needs one at one of our Kind Coat Libraries – Stoke Newington Library (open) and coming soon to Shoreditch, Stamford Hill, Homerton, Dalston CLR James, Hackney Central and Clapton
  • access free debt and money advice at Dalston CLR James Library  
  • take part in free storytelling, writing, digital skills and craft sessions at all our libraries
See below to find out what’s on in your local library:

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Page updated on: 25 January 2023

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