News and announcements
We are currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties with our phone lines. This is a council - wide problem and engineers are working on the problem.
- If you are trying to renew your books by phone, you may also renew your books online with your library card number and pincode.
- If you are trying to contact your local library, you can email your enquiry and staff will respond as soon as possible.
Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library or online from Saturday 14 July, then read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s free to take part!
This year we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much loved comic, Beano, with a 'Mischief Makers' theme. For more information, visit our Summer Reading Challenge page.
Young volunteers for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018
If you are aged 14-17 and think you might have some spare time during your summer holidays, then why not have a go at volunteering with us? For more information, visit our Teenage library services webpage.
Automated telephone renewals
The automated telephone renewals line is temporarily unavailable. You can still renew your library books by phone during library opening hours. Engineers are working on this fault and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Extended Self-Service opening at four Barnet libraries
Extended Self-Service opening is now available at our Core Plus libraries. It is now possible to access Chipping Barnet, Colindale, Edgware and Finchley Church End libraries from 7am – 10pm. Please see our library opening hours for more information. A valid Barnet library card is required for access. Your membership must be upgraded by library staff in advance of access during Self Service hours.
New eAudiobook service: Borrow, download and enjoy our new eAudiobook app. BorrowBox is home to the greatest authors of the world’s best eAudiobooks.
New library in Finchley Church End: the library is located on Regents Park Road, Finchley Central and is now open.
New opening hours: From April 2017, all libraries have new opening hours. You can also register to use libraries in Self-Service Opening. Find out more about self-service, including who can register.