Hackney Central Library

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
 
 
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In the heart of Hackney, The Hackney Central Library offers a wide range of adult fiction and non-fiction books for loan, along with large print books and talking books, a children's library service, books and audio-visual material in community languages, DVDs, videos and music CDs and music scores. Regular events at the library include a newspaper reading group for adults with learning disabilities, the coffee, cake and reading group and boys only book club. There is also wheelchair access, a lift and adapted toile.

 

Opening and closing times for Hackney Central Library

Today (Friday) Hackney Central Library closes at 18.00

Monday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
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20.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

9.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Hackney Central Library Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Homerton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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11 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 22 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 24 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
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291 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 9 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Shopping > Florists
5 Broadway Market, Hackney, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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251 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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197-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 22 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 31 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 36 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Alan Davies: Little Victories
Comedy | On 27th February 2015 

Hackney Empire 2 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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Concerts | On 27th February 2015 

Oslo 5 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th April 2015 

The Victoria 12 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities Tour
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History 13 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

A permanent collection of artworks and artefacts, fine art and works of natural history, including tribal art from New Guinea, ...More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th February 2015 

Oval Space 17 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

Ame, Daniel Bortz, Baikal and Fritz Zander supply house music....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th February 2015 

Power Lunches Arts Cafe 17 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

Beatwife, Scrase, Kirsti and Love Love Records supply acid house and jungle....More

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Concerts | On 27th February 2015 

Passing Clouds 17 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

DJs spin hip hop, funk, folk, rock and reggae, with support from live bands and accompanied by a film screening....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th February 2015 

The Alibi 18 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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