East Barnet and South Friern Libraries

Inclusion Barnet runs two popular local libraries, East Barnet and South Friern, in partnership with Barnet Council. Libraries are natural community hubs and our vision is for them to be welcoming and inclusive for all members of our community. We have years of experience of supporting people from across our local community and receive high approval ratings from our customers.

East Barnet Library


85 Brookhill Road, Barnet, EN4 8SG
Tel: 020 8359 3860

Opening Times

Tuesdays 10am – 2pm
Thursdays 1pm – 8pm
Fridays 10am – 5pm
Saturdays 9am – 12noon
Closed: Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays

Regular groups and workshops

Tuesday morning, term-time
FREE Baby Rhyme Time 10.30am-11.00am
FREE Toddler Read & Rhyme 11.30am – 12.00 noon

Last Thursday of each month
FREE Book Club, 6.30-7.30pm

1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
Councillors Surgery, 10.30am-12 noon

South Friern Library


Colney Hatch Lane, London N10 1HD
Tel: 020 8359 3946

Opening Times

Tuesdays 2pm – 8pm
Wednesdays 10am – 5.30pm
Thursdays 10am – 5.30pm
Saturdays 2pm – 5pm
Closed: Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

Regular groups and workshops

Wednesday morning, term-time

FREE Baby Rhyme Time 10.15am – 10.45am
FREE Toddler Read & Rhyme 11.00am – 11.30am

Third Tuesday of each month
FREE Book Club, 6.30-7.30pm

Thursday morning
FREE Age UK Coffee & Computers, 10.00am-12 noon

Saturday afternoon
FREE Knitting & Crochet Club, 2.00pm-3.30pm

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
Councillor’s Surgery, 2.00pm – 3.30pm


Our Library Manager and Library Assistant are supported by an excellent team of volunteers.

Why not get involved?

Contact Us to find out how you can join our welcoming inclusive team.

Affordable meeting and event spaces for hire

Do you run a health, fitness or meditation group and need a room for your weekly meetings?

Do your classes or workshops need a bigger space?

You can now hire our accessible, affordable rooms at South Friern Library.

See Price List Contact Us

Regular long-term hires

Regular long-term hires – subject to individual arrangements are usually given a discount on the standard rate. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis..

Find Out More

To find out more, drop in to have a look around and a chat, follow us on Twitter, or visit the Barnet Council Libraries website for more information about  occasional workshops and events.

Our Services and Projects

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    Touchpoint provides residents of Barnet with a place to go to get advice and support when things get difficult.

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    Benefits Advice Service

    Supporting disabled people in Barnet with information and help with applications.

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    Trust Wide Enablement Partnership

    We are proud to be working with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust to help them deliver peer support and coproduction.

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    Safe Places by People’s Choice

    Safe Places is scheme that helps people with Learning Disabilities stay safe when they’re out and about in Barnet.

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    Barnet Voice for Mental Health

    Our team of talented volunteers provide peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health.

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    Inclusion Barnet runs two popular local libraries, East Barnet and South Friern, in partnership with Barnet Council.

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    We believe that research is important and that there is a lack of research that deals with the realities of being a disabled person.

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    Barnet Giving

    Barnet Giving aims to make local giving and volunteering easy, and to support Barnet’s small community groups and charities in raising the funds they need.

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    Training and Consultancy

    We provide training packages for organisations who want to deliver effective peer support.

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    Community Organisation Support

    Inclusion Barnet are excited to have been awarded lot 1 of the Community Development Partner contract from Barnet Council.