News and announcements
May Bank Holidays
All libraries will be closed for the bank holidays on Monday 1 May and Monday 29 May 2017.
New opening hours
From Monday 3 April all libraries have new opening hours.
Cityread London 2017
Cityread London is back this April! Find out more about this year's featured title, Prophecy by S. J. Parris, and our programme of special events. Enter our Cityread sonnet writing competition and you could win a John Lewis voucher worth £50.
Changes to fees and charges
In Dec 2016, we introduced fines for the late return of child and teen items. These will be charged at a rate of 5p per item per day. Fines for adult books will rise to 25p per item per day. Reserving items in stock at any Barnet Library will become a free service. Find out more including how to avoid fines.
Barnet libraries are changing
Temporary closure of libraries for building and refurbishment works.
- North Finchley library closed from 6 Feb - 12 June
- Golders Green library closed from 13 Feb - 19 June
- Osidge library closed from 20 Feb - 19 June
- East Finchley library closed from 3 April - 7 Aug
- Hendon library closed from 3 April - 4 Sep
More information about the changes due to take place
Partnership libraries - announcement of ‘Preferred Partners’
Following a 6 month open procurement process, the council has selected three Preferred Partners
with whom it will collaborate to prepare and launch four Partnership Libraries from 1 April 2017.