Hainault Library Refurbishment • Vision RCL

Hainault Library Refurbishment

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are delighted to announce that Hainault Library will undergo major refurbishment this Spring/Summer to create a more modern and spacious library.

Your new look library will boast a brand-new children’s library, new books, digital devices, study area and meeting tables for group activities. A new advice hub will also be created, where residents can see an advisor from a range of local support services.

The library will have dedicated zones for different ages including an out of this world area for under 5s, an area for older children to study and a readers’ garden.

Like other refurbished libraries in the Borough, the space will provide flexibility through the use of moveable shelving and furniture. This means it will be possible to host larger events and activities such as talks and family theatre shows which are a popular part of the libraries programme.

To enable these works to be carried out by the summer, the library will be closed from Monday 16 May and is expected to reopen by end of July.

Books borrowed from Hainault Library will automatically be renewed to the end of July to give borrowers more time to visit an alternative branch to return books. No fines will be incurred during this time, but if a charge does appear after the 16 May then speak to a member of staff. Any charges on customer accounts prior to the library closing for refurbishment on the 16 May will still apply.

Library customers can still access our virtual library from home 24/7 where you can renew and reserve books at your convenience. Books can be returned and reservations collected from any Redbridge Library. The closest branch is Fullwell Cross library in Barkingside.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back in the Summer. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates.

See here for more information on other library locations and opening times.

Further information

Redbridge Libraries are operated by Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure, a charitable trust, on behalf of Redbridge Council. Vision operates the 12 libraries in the borough.

Redbridge Libraries is also a member of The Libraries Consortium – a network of 18 library authorities across London and the South East.

Membership of the consortium means that Redbridge Library members can access nearly 8 million items of stock and use libraries in any of the other areas that are also part of the consortium


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