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Enrol: 0207 364 5665

Bethnal Green Library

Cambridge Heath Road 
London E2 0HL

020 7364 3492 
020 7364 3493

The services offered by Bethnal Green Library include:

  • Books and DVDs 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 11:15am to 12:45pm

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





We are pleased to tell you that we have completed the brand new washroom facilities for male and female users, including an accessible toilet.  We also have a family toilet and baby changing facility.

There are other improvement works in progress, which are likely to generate some noise.  However, we will remain open as usual during the works.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but we are hopeful you will enjoy the new facilities


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.