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Redbridge Central Library

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

For customers and staff safety, we have put some changes in place. Please read our guidance notes before visiting as we will be operating reduced services.

From Monday 3 August: public computers, printing and photocopying will be available at Redbridge Central Library. Please call to book in advance.

All other libraries are currently closed until further notice. We are working to make them safe and ready. We don’t have a timescale for when they will reopen but will keep you updated.

A fines amnesty is in place which means that there will be no charges for overdue materials for the time being and books will be automatically renewed until the end of August. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

You can still access our virtual library and download ebooks, eaudio books and more to your device with your library card. Find out more about digital resources.

Still have questions for our libraries team? Get in touch on 020 8708 2414. Lines open 10am-5pm.

Vision RCL has compiled a list of activities to keep you entertained while staying at home, for more information see Do More at Home. For all temporary library contact numbers and updates on services please check COVID-19 Impact on Services


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 Central, Hub 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.