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Bethnal Green Library

Cambridge Heath Road 
London E2 0HL

020 7364 3492 
020 7364 3493

Bethnal Green Library is open for business as usual.

We’re investing in Bethnal Green Library... please bear with us. 

We’re making a major investment to Bethnal Green Library to improve it, while maintaining its historic character and restoring original features. The work will include the repair and refurbishment of the library’s roof and windows and provide improved access, including a lift to the first floor.

A large part of the refurbishment works has already been completed, and to allow the improvement works to continue the library is currently operating out of a smaller space on the Ground Floor until the end of May 2018.  All the usual services will be on offer, but please feel free to ask a member of staff for assistance.  

The services offered by Bethnal Green Library include:

  • Books for children and adults, including large print and books in Bengali..
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • 16 computers offering free access to the internet and Idea Store online.
  • Help with using computers given by trained staff
  • Scanning facilities - Black and white and colour
  • Information about your local community
  • Story time for babies and pre-school children every day at 10:30am
  • After school activities every day from 3.30pm
  • Prime Time group for the Over 50s every Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:00pm

Click here for information about fees and charges for library services in the store.

Opening times

Monday - Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday Closed




Disabled Access

Disabled Access: Partial – please call us before visiting to check whether the building is suitable to your needs.  We have two buildings that are fully accessible nearby, Idea Store Whitechapel [0.7 miles] and Idea Store Bow [1.8 miles].

Getting There

The Library is situated in Bethnal Green Gardens.

map of the area

By public transport

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green.   
Nearest bus: 8, D6, 254

By car

There are no parking spaces outside the library. However, in the surrounding roads there are a limited number of pay and display parking spaces as well as parking spaces for Tower Hamlets resident's permit holders.