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Library opening times

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Please check our latest COVID-19 update for full details of our safety measures and what we request on your visit.

Please check our opening times before you travel, as they are subject to change. 

Self-service opening

Self-Service opening allows eligible library card holders to use our libraries during unstaffed opening hours.

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Burnt Oak Library

Staffed hours

  • Monday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Friday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday from 2pm to 5pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 9am to 2pm
  • Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday from 12.30pm to 5pm
  • Thursday from 9am to 5pm
  • Friday from 9am to 2pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 2pm

Childs Hill Library

Staffed hours

  • Monday from 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Thursday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

Chipping Barnet Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Friday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 7am to 10pm
  • Tuesday from 7am to 9am and 12.30 to 10pm
  • Wednesday from 7am to 2pm at 8pm to 10pm
  • Thursday from 7am to 10pm
  • Friday from 7am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday from 7am to 9 am
  • Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Colindale Library

Due to the Silver Sunday event at Colindale library on Sunday 2 October from 2pm to 5pm the library will be busier than usual. Computers will not be available and there will be limited seating in the library. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 5pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 7am to 10pm
  • Tuesday 7am to 2pm and 8pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday from 7am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm
  • Thursday from 7am to 9am and 12.30pm to 10pm
  • Friday from 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday from 7am to 9am
  • Sunday from 10am to 5pm

East Finchley Library

Due to planned upgrade work, East Finchley library will open at 9am from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 October.

Staffed hours

  • Monday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Thursday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday from 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 2pm
  • Thursday from 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm
  • Friday from 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 5pm

Edgware Library

Due to a health and safety issue, Edgware children's library is closed until further notice. You can choose from a small collection of children's items in the foyer of the library.

Staffed hours

  • Monday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Thursday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 5pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 7am to 9am and 12.30pm to 10pm
  • Tuesday from 7am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday from 7am to 10pm
  • Thursday from 7am to 2pm and 8pm to 10pm
  • Friday from 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday from 7am to 9am
  • Sunday 10am to 5pm

Finchley Church End Library

Staffed hours

  • Monday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Friday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

 Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 7am to 2pm and 8pm to 10pm
  • Tuesday from 7am to 10pm
  • Wednesday from 7am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm
  • Thursday from 7am to 10pm
  • Friday from 7am to 9am and 12.30pm to 10pm
  • Saturday from 7am to 9am
  • Sunday 10am to 2pm

Golders Green Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm 
  • Thursday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Friday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

 Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday from 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday from 8am to 2pm
  • Friday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 8pm
  • Saturday from 11am to 5pm

Hendon Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Friday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday from 8am to 2pm
  • Thursday from 8am to 8pm
  • Friday from 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 5pm

Mill Hill Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesdays 2pm- 7.30pm
  • Wednesdays 10am-1pm
  • Thursdays 2pm-5pm
  • Saturdays 2pm-5pm

New Barnet Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
  • Friday from 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday from 9am to midday

North Finchley Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Thursday from 9am and 12.30pm
  • Friday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday from 2pm to 5pm 

Self-service opening times

  • Monday from 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday from 8am to 2pm
  • Wednesday from 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 8pm
  • Friday from 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 2pm

Osidge Library

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 2pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday from 9am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday from 2pm to 5pm

Self-service opening hours

  • Monday from 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday from 8am to 2pm
  • Wednesday from 8am to 9am and 12.30pm to 8pm
  • Thursday from 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm
  • Friday from 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 2pm

South Friern Library 

Staffed hours

  • Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday from 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday from 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday from 2pm to 5pm