News and announcements
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.
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.
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.
Download the Pressreader app, sign in with your library card for free then read from thousands of newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. After 30 days log out and sign in again. Choose from The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Jewish Chronicle, Empire, Elle and lots more.
BorrowBox 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.