How Barnet libraries can help as the cost of living rises
About Barnet libraries
Barnet libraries provide a free service for all. We will continue to offer a range of services and resources that can provide support during the cost of living crisis.
Library resources for support
Search our library catalogue for free resources on:
- financial advice
- food and cookery books
- cheap activities and outings
You can also access our online resources for free.
Cost of living reading suggestions
Events at our libraries
We have a full calendar of free or low cost events that take place in all libraries and online.
Meet BOOST at a Barnet library for free help and advice on employment, digital skills, training and financial support.
To book an appointment:
- telephone 020 8359 2442
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit BOOST and CAP’s Community Drop in for advice and help with form filling.
- Tuesday 29 November 10am to 12.30pm
- Tuesday 13 December 10am to 12.30pm
Low cost entertainment
Library members can borrow:
You can also access Medici TV live concerts, operas and ballets from across the world.
eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers and magazines
You can borrow free:
Free computer use
You can use a computer for 90 minutes every day. You will need your library card and PIN.
Study spaces at our Core Plus libraries
Our Core Plus libraries have study spaces for all ages.
There are 4 Core Plus libraries:
You can use study spaces to read, study or work. There is access to our free wifi in these Core Plus libraries.
Study space is available on a first come first served basis. You do not need to book and there is no time limit per session.
We understand that you may want to spend more time in the library this winter. Our new activity packs contain a range of activities to do whilst in our libraries.
Activity packs in the children’s library are designed for under-fives and older children.
You can also find activity packs for adults in the adult library.
Activities for teenagers will follow soon.
You can share your work with us on our social media platforms:
Donate a coat to keep someone warm
From 7 to 27 November 2022, you can donate a coat that will go to a community project in London, to help someone in need.