News and announcements
New opening hours
From Monday 3 April all libraries have new opening hours.
- On Saturday 1 April Church End, Chipping Barnet, Edgware and Colindale libraries will be open 9am-5pm. All other libraries will be closed.
- On Sunday 2 April Church End, Chipping Barnet, Edgware and Colindale libraries will be open 2pm-5pm.
Cityread London 2017
Cityread London is back this April! Find out more about this year's featured title, Prophecy by S. J. Parris, and our programme of special events here.
Changes to fees and charges
In Dec 2016, we introduced fines for the late return of child and teen items. These will be charged at a rate of 5p per item per day. Fines for adult books will rise to 25p per item per day. Reserving items in stock at any Barnet Library will become a free service. Find out more including how to avoid fines.
Barnet libraries are changing
Temporary closure of libraries for building and refurbishment works.
- North Finchley library closed from 6 Feb - 12 June
- Golders Green library closed from 13 Feb - 19 June
- Osidge library closed from 20 Feb - 19 June
- Burnt Oak library closed from 27 Feb - 3 April
- South Friern library closed from 6 Mar - early April
More information about the changes due to take place
Partnership libraries - announcement of ‘Preferred Partners’
Following a 6 month open procurement process, the council has selected three Preferred Partners
with whom it will collaborate to prepare and launch four Partnership Libraries from 1 April 2017.