Hackney Central Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm; Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: closed
 

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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.

 

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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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419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 18 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Mare Street, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
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195-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Oslo, 1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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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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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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1 Reading Lane, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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24 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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