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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    21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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    380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 31 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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    Cafe OTO 16 minutes walk from Hackney Central Library

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