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Redbridge Central Library

Clements Road, Ilford, Essex,
Opening Times:
Today: 10:00 to 20:00


Children’s Library


Innovation Hubs

Meeting Room

Study Spaces


Hub Central

Lab Central

About This Library

Redbridge Central Library is located in the east of the borough. The library offers a range of services, study spaces and large meeting rooms available for hire.

Redbridge Museum can be found on the second floor of the library and visitors can explore 200,000 years of local history. The museum runs exhibitions, family events, a schools education programme and supports local communities to explore heritage.

The library is also home to exciting new spaces; Lab CentralHub Central and Redbridge Heritage Centre which opened in 2017. The spaces enable digital learning, help businesses to develop and connect residents to the Borough’s rich heritage. Located on the ground floor, visitors of the library can enjoy food and beverages at the Hardback cafe.

Library at a glance

Computer and Internet Access

Our libraries have modern, user friendly computers. Browse the web, get work completed, print and scan right from your local library. If you would prefer to use your own device, free WiFi is also available at this library,

Children’s Library

We have a wide variety of books available for children of all ages. Browse our collection and borrow up to 20 books for 3 weeks at a time. Do you already know what you’re looking for? Reserve it online!

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eaudio books


If you prefer to listen to books, we also offer a wide variety of Audiobooks at this library. You can reserve audio books online 24 hours per day for collection from the library. Alternatively, why not try our our Virtual Library and borrow a book right now?


Borrow a Hublet for up to 2 hours at a time at this library. Hublets are perfect for browsing social media, streaming video and accessing our Newspapers and Magazines online with PressReader.

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Hub Central

Redbridge Central Library is home to two innovation hubs. Our Business Hub, Hub Central and our Tech Hub, Lab Central. Find out more by clicking the buttons below

Lab Central

Redbridge Central Library is the home of Lab Central, our digital makerspace space to tinker with technology and try STEAM subjects in a friendly environment.

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Looking for a Venue?

Redbridge Central Library is home to 4 spacious halls for hire. Get in touch with our dedicated bookings team for more information.

Have you seen our
Virtual Library
Browse our collection of eBooks and audio books, as well as have access to our online learning resources, news archives and much more, 24 hours a day.

Download our App

Manage your library account from our app. Find books, reserve books and access our virtual library.