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Library opening times

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

Colindale Library

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

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

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

  • Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday from 2pm to 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 12 noon

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

South Friern library will be closed until further notice due to a building issue. The nearest alternative library is East Finchley. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Staffed hours

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