We are conducting a phased reopening of our libraries. In the meantime, you can also visit our free online library.

COVID-19: Library Services Currently Available

We are pleased to say that most of our libraries have reopened to the public. We are taking a phased approach to reopening to make sure that we can do this safely. Below are details about which libraries are open, the new opening times and all services available during COVID-19.


Online resources

We have a wide range of library online services that you can explore - eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, research tools and other online resources.

Library online services


All services available during COVID-19

The services listed below are available at all reopened libraries.

Ready Reads

Ready Reads is a new way to borrow books from Haringey libraries. Simply let us know what you like to read, and we’ll choose a selection of books for you. You won’t be able to request specific authors or titles, but we’ll do our best to find books you’ll enjoy. There are six books in each pack and only one pack is available per library card.  We will contact you when they are ready to collect. There are two ways to order your pack:


Order and collect

You can come to one of our libraries and collect specific titles that have been pre-ordered by phone on 020 8489 2700. You can call Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Grab and Go

Choose your own books at the library and go. We are sorry, but at this time there is no option to sit or stay in the library.


Drop Boxes

Users can return books in a designed ‘Drop Box’ situated just inside the library.


Limited computer use

You can now use computer stations available at our libraries, but you need to book first.

There are two ways to book:

  • at the library
  • by phone on 020 8489 2700. You can call Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

We will provide further updates on the availability of more library services in due course.

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Libraries currently open and opening times

LibraryOpening times
Wood GreenMonday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Sunday closed
Muswell HillMonday to Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Sunday closed
St Ann’sMonday to Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Sunday closed
Stroud Green and HarringayMonday to Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Sunday closed
Alexandra ParkMonday to Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Sunday closed
HighgateMonday to Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Sunday closed
Marcus GarveyMonday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Sunday closed
HornseyCurrently closed
Coombes CroftCurrently closed

Library book fines resuming from 1 October 2020

As most of our libraries have reopened to the public, items borrowed before lockdown in March are now due back by 30 September 2020.

Fines will resume from 1 October 2020.

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Page last updated:

3 September 2020

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