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Stamford Hill Library

Library closed

Stamford Hill Library is closed due to a police incident and will reopen at 9am on Monday 12 August.

Membership is free and anyone can join – you do not have to be a Hackney resident.

Join library

Once you have applied, go to any of our library branches with your confirmation number and ID to activate your membership. You can also join in person at any of our library branches.

Renew books, CDs and DVDs

What can I find at the library?

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
  • online information resources
  • free computer access and computer coaching
  • free wi-fi for library members
  • printing facilities, photocopier and scanner
  • reading area
  • study area

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Events and activities – what’s on in Hackney libraries

Access and join a wide range of reading groups for adults and children and enjoy our 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.

Book a computer

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

How long can I access a computer for?

Adults: 2 hours, children: 1 hour. Additional time is available on request.

New to computers and the internet?

Basic familiarisation sessions are available. Advance booking is required, please ask staff.

What is the cost for printing and scanning?

Black and white: 10p, colour: 50p.

Rooms for hire for meetings and events

Contact library.roombooking@hackney.gov.uk for booking enquiries.

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access
  • toilets with disabled access
  • car park
  • parking nearby for blue badge holders
Page updated on: 9 May 2019

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Address

Portland Avenue
London
N16 6SB

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Opening times

  • Mon to Thurs, 9am - 8pm, Fri, 9am - 6pm, Sat, 9am - 5pm, Sun, 1pm - 5pm