Hackney Central Library  

 
 
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1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
 
 
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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

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

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Homerton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  41% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 18 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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11 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Attractions > Museums
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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2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, E9 | 12 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Yinka Shonibare Space
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Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Hackney Central Library, 1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 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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1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 9 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Unit 2, Star House, 3 Richmond Road, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Westgate Street, E8 | 9 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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East London, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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197-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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197 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 22 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 28 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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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8 | 8 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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London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 36 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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