News and announcements
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.
Mill Hill Library reopens on Saturday 14 January at 9.30am
Chipping Barnet Library closed from 5 Dec - 6 Feb
Childs Hill Library closed from 2 Jan - 11 Feb
East Barnet Library closed from 2 Jan - 25 Feb
Home Library Service closed from Mon 9 Jan - 3 Feb
Mobile Library is temporarily unavailable due to maintenance and is scheduled to re-open week of 13 Feb
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.