Fullwell Cross Refurbishment Project • Vision RCL

Fullwell Cross Library will temporarily close for refurbishment from Sunday 5 May until Summer 2024.

This is to enable refurbishment works to take place throughout the children’s and adults lending libraries.

The library has been awarded £380,000 from the Library Improvement Fund for an ambitious transformation programme for Fullwell Cross library, the borough’s second largest library.

Some of the improvements to be delivered at Fullwell Cross Library include:

  • A redesign and refurbishment of the lending libraries with new furniture & fittings
  • A dynamic new digital makerspace called Lab FX which will enable local communities to experience innovative technologies such as Virtual Reality, Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Robotics, and 3D printing.
  • An enchanted forest themed children’s library which takes inspiration from nearby Hainault Forest Country Park. This will be a magical, playful space for children of all abilities. It will include specialist SEN equipment, a gaming projector and space for families to be creative together.
  • Upgrades to digital equipment providing a mix of static desktop computers and tablets. There will also be further upgrades to WIFI; increasing current capacity and making provision for WIFI printing.
  • Specialist equipment to support people with cognitive challenges to develop their abilities through playful sensory games.
  • Full refurbishment of the library halls
  • Exhibition space
  • Dedicated study areas and space for group activities and events.

Redbridge Libraries

During the closure period, customers can visit any of our other libraries to return, borrow or reserve books.

The closest open libraries are:

Book renewals and reservations

All library book renewals and reservations can also be made online:

Library Halls

The library halls will remain open until further notice and will be refurbished later in the year, for library hall enquiries please contact Vision Venues team. For the latest Group Exercise classes at Fullwell Cross Library see the timetable below, select Activity in the Community in the drop down list.

For further updates please re-visit this page.