News and announcements
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.
- East Barnet Library closed from 2 Jan - 25 Feb
- North Finchley library closed 6 Feb - 12 June
- Golders Green library closed 13 Feb - 19 June
- Osidge library closed 20 Feb - 19 June
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.