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Hackney Central Library

Address:
Hackney Technology and Learning Centre,
1 Reading Lane,
Hackney,
London,
E8 1GQ
E-mail: info@hackney.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8356 3000
Telephone: 020 8356 2539 renewals line
Website: Hackney Central Library

Description

Library with:

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
  • teen zone
  • quick picks area 
  • The Health Spot, which provides high quality books, information and activities to promote health and wellbeing 

Register/ join to be able to use a wide range services.

reading groups for adults and children 

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 where staff will help you.

You can book to use a computer ....

Book a computer

You can also book by phone or in person, by using the booking kiosk in the library.

You can use a computer for:

Adults: 1 hour, children: 30 minutes. Additional time is available on request.

If you need help and are new to computers and the internet beginner's sessions are available. Please book in advance by asking staff.

Printing and scanning costs are: Black and white: 10p, colour: 50p.

Time / Date Details

Time of day

Evening
Afternoon
Morning

Session Information

Monday to Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Closed Sundays

Other Details

Costs

Free

Additional Information

  • wheelchair access
  • lift to the first floor
  • toilets with disabled access
  • parking for blue badge holders nearby

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, D6, W15

Train: Hackney Central, London Fields

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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