Become a library member 

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Are you a Library member but have forgotten your PIN?

Reset it online (PIN reset) and click ‘Log In’ then ‘Forgot My PIN’. Alternatively, our staff members will be happy to help, just contact any of the above Libraries.

Book a PC 

To book a one-hour slot pop in or call your preferred library during opening hours or email – you must hold a library account with Hackney or any other authority of The Libraries Consortium as you need to provide your membership card number when booking.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer printing, copying or scanning services.

Study space

Study spaces available on a first-come first-served basis at Hackney Central, Homerton, Shoreditch, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington Libraries

Spaces must be booked (two-hour slots) at Clapton and Dalston C.L.R James Libraries. Call during opening hours or email

Reserve an item

You can reserve up to 20 items, 12 of which can be CDs and / or DVDs. A non-refundable administration fee of 50p will be applied for each reservation. Under 18s are exempt from this charge.

Returning stock

Returns can be made any time during opening hours.

Join the e-library

You’ll get temporary membership giving you immediate access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines for free:

Join the e-library

Community library service

If you can’t get to your local library due to temporary or permanent illness, frailty or special needs, our community library service can deliver library material to your home every four weeks or deposit collections of books to nurseries, day centres and residential units on a weekly basis for free.

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Page updated on: 4 October 2021

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